The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center has announced a new team of providers and specialists that will be serving patients at their current location, 7 Felicity Lane in Torrington, just over the hill from Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.

William McGeehin, MD, FACS, and Dennis D’Onofrio, DPM, FACFAS, will now serve as Co-Medical Directors at the Center and will be assisted by their colleagues from the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Department of Surgery: Timothy Gostkowski, MD, and David Aughton, MD, and Podiatrist Darren Winkler, DPM, from the CHH Foot Center. The providers will serve patients in rotation at the Center and continue providing surgical and podiatry services at their offices on the CHH campus.

The Center is also pleased to welcome Eszter Peterfi, APRN, to the Wound Care Center team. Eszter received her Master of Science at Southern Connecticut State University and Bachelor of Science from Quinnipiac University in Nursing. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Connecticut APRN Society.

“We are excited to bring the expertise of our trusted surgeons and podiatrists to one location where the main focus is healing patients with wounds that need special care. We’re also pleased to welcome our new APRN Eszter Peterfi who will make a fine addition to the comprehensive services we offer.” said Joan Palmer, Regional Practice Director, Hartford Healthcare Medical Group.

The CHH Wound Care Center features two state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen chambers. During the noninvasive treatments, patients lie on a bed in an enclosed see through acrylic shell, breathing 100 percent oxygen under pressure. The pressure drives oxygen deep into body tissue and promotes healing. Hyperbaric oxygen medicine may be used to treat wounds related to more than one dozen conditions including diabetic foot ulcers, radiation injuries to tissue and bone, necrotizing infections, compromised skin grafts and skin flaps and some types of arterial insufficiency and ischemia.

Experts explain that even a very simple wound can become problematic over time. Patients may not initially seek medical care for their wounds until the “problem” becomes more severe. At the Center, patients are evaluated and treated who are at any stage in their wound progression, but identifying the need for wound care should be done sooner rather than later.

CHH Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine operates by appointment and accepts all forms of insurance. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Physician referrals are not required. For more information or appointments, call 860.489.0418.