Cumberland Medical Center’s Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Center recently welcomed a new physician and a director to its team.
The center’s new director is Paula Jackson, RN. Jackson has more than twenty years of experience in healthcare and holds a bachelor of science in nursing and a master of business administration from Tennessee Tech University.
William Dutton, MD joined the center in support of its mission to focus on outpatient wound care, which is often a limb preserving treatment for diabetics. Dr. Dutton comes to this role after most recently working with Cumberland Specialty Group. He brings more than fifty years of medical experience to this new role.
The outpatient center treats patients with non-healing wounds that require an advanced level of care. Wounds typically treated at the center are chronic and especially difficult to heal, such as diabetic, venous, and pressure ulcers. The center also treats internal injuries, including late effects of radiation, osteomyelitis and crush injuries. The center also offers Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO), a proven, Medicare-approved treatment to advance wound healing capability. With HBO therapy, patients receive 100 percent oxygen delivered under pressure, which increases the oxygen in the blood and tissues and promotes healing.
Cumberland Medical Center’s Outpatient Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Center is conveniently located on the hospital campus at 124 Hayes Street in Crossville. For more information, please call (931) 459-7655.