The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Palestine Regional is staffed by a medical director and certified wound care nurses uniquely equipped to help heal chronic wounds. We treat chronic wounds that have not responded to standard treatment of care such as diabetic ulcers, venous or arterial ulcers, pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, soft tissue radionecrosis/osteoradionecrosis, chronic refractory osteomyelitis, burns and traumatic wounds to name a few.  Advanced wound healing…everywhere…for every patient who would benefit… every time is what we do. 

The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine offers a wide variety of advanced wound treatment options in an outpatient setting.  These include but are not limited to:


  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (click here to learn more)
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Debridement
  • Treatment of Wound Infections
  • Growth Factor Therapies
  • Specialty Wound Dressings/Compression Wraps
  • Bio-engineered Tissue Substitutes

Dr. Joseph Tretta, Medical Director for Palestine’s Center, says “The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Palestine Regional Hospital operates under the principles of Evidence Based Medicine and Wound Healing. This is an approach to a wound healing practice in which the physician is aware of the evidence in support of his/her clinical practice, and the strength of that evidence. It is the conscientious, explicit; and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient’s wound. The practice of Evidence Based Wound Care should drive the physician to do the right thing for the right reason at the right time in the right manner for the right patient EVERY time.”

Dr. Joseph Tretta  (Bio)

Together, with you and your physician, we will devise a custom treatment plan for your chronic wound. 

The comprehensive team of wound care specialists at Palestine Regional Medical Center is designed to complement your physicians' services and is committed to the treatment of chronic or non-healing wounds. The Center is made up of a team of professionals, including:
• Physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
• Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
• Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies
• Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records, and health insurance processing
• A personalized wound treatment program

hat to expect on your first visit with us.

People with chronic wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment in two to three weeks may benefit from a visit to The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, located on the hospital campus of Palestine Regional Medical Center, ground floor. Our center has a dedicated outside entrance and designated parking for our patient's convenience.


When pulling into PRMC from Loop 256, make an immediate right and follow the road to the west side of the hospital. On the left you will see our outside entrance under the blue awning. We look forward to seeing you soon!

To schedule an appointment, please call 903-731-2219 or fax a patient referral form to 903-731-2246.

The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine hours are 8 AM-4:30 PM Mon-Thu and 8 AM-12 PM on Friday.

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