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Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at BMC and Fairview provides comprehensive outpatient wound care for chronic and non-healing wounds. Berkshire Health Systems collaborates with area providers to help patients who are struggling with problem chronic wounds. The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at BMC has two state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen chambers. The Fairview Center offers convenient access for patients from the southern Berkshires, northwest Connecticut and Columbia County communities and is also equipped with two hyperbaric oxygen chambers and four treatment rooms. The Center for Wound Care at the North Adams facility also offer comprehensive wound care services.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a treatment in which the patient breathes 100% oxygen while enclosed in a clear, specialized chamber at greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure. While breathing pure oxygen, blood becomes super-saturated, carrying 20 to 30 times the normal amount of oxygen to the body’s tissues. The ultimate result is that the body’s natural wound-healing mechanisms, which are oxygen dependent, function more efficiently. Continued, intermittent use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases the body’s immune function and healing response.

Conditions & Treatments


Chronic wounds


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Wound dressings
Compression stockings and bandages
Skin grafting
Negative pressure wound therapy

Your Care Team

Laurence D Cohen, MD
John Kearns, MD
  • Laurence D Cohen, MD
  • John Kearns, MD


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