The Wound Care Center at Nyack Hospital Now Offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


The Wound Care Center at Nyack Hospital has opened a hyperbaric treatment area complete with two new state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers. This expansion now provides patients with access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy which increases the amount of oxygen to wounds allowing them to heal from the inside.

“Tissue in the body needs an adequate supply of oxygen to function, and when injured, requires greater levels of oxygen to survive. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps to deliver high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, thereby increasing oxygen levels throughout the body. The addition of hyperbaric chambers to our center ensures we are providing our patients with the best possible treatments for their wounds to heal.” explains Seby Jacob, M.D., medical director of The Wound Care Center at Nyack Hospital.

Chronic wounds, which affect more than 8 million people in the United States, are rising due to an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy.  HBO treatments are used for wounds that have not responded to traditional treatments.  “This process stimulates healing and helps fight infection, which in turn accelerates the wound regenerative process, said Dr. Jacob. “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to be effective in promoting wound healing in a number of conditions including diabetic foot ulcers, chronic, refractory osteomyelitis, radiation injuries to soft tissue and bone, as well wounds due to arterial insufficiency.”

Manufactured by Sechrist Industries, each monoplace hyperbaric chamber accommodates one patient at a time. During the non-invasive procedure, patients receiving treatments may watch television while relaxing on a bed encased in a large see-through plastic shell as they are surrounded by 100 percent oxygen at higher-than-normal atmospheric pressure.

As a member of the Healogics™ network, the nation’s leader in wound care services, The Wound Care Center® at Nyack Hospital also offers negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics to treat chronic wounds. Treatments are typically covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans and self-referrals are accepted.
The Wound Care Center® at Nyack Hospital is located at 160 North Midland Avenue in Nyack.  For more information, contact The Wound Care Center at Nyack Hospital at (845)348-7600.

About Nyack Hospital

Nyack Hospital is a 375-bed community acute care medical and surgical hospital which was founded in 1895 and is located in Rockland County, NY and is affiliated with Montefiore Health System. Its mission is to provide competent, innovative and accessible emergency and acute care services to the residents of Rockland County and surrounding areas. A partner with Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, it provides clinical rotations to third-year medical students. To learn more, visit; follow us on Facebook or Twitter and view us on YouTube.

About Healogics

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage a network of Wound Care Centers® throughout the United States and United Kingdom. Healogics technology-enabled wound care model supports the critical connection between patients with chronic wounds and multi-disciplinary teams for continuous, collaborative, patient-centered care. For more information, visit

About Sechrist

For more than 30 years, Sechrist Industries has been the global leader in development of technology for the advancement of hyperbaric healthcare. Monoplace hyperbaric chambers manufactured by Sechrist constitute the largest installed base in the world. The

company offers a comprehensive range of equipment and is the only manufacturer of monoplace hyperbaric chambers that produces its own acrylic pressure cylinder, thus maintaining rigid control of quality and exacting specifications.