Trinitas Hospital's Wound Healing Center Reaches 98 Percent Healing Rate


ELIZABETH, N.J. -- The Wound Healing Center at Trinitas Hospital has achieved a 98 percent healing rate for the fourth quarter of 2003, according to Praxis Clinical Services. The Wound Healing Center is a specialized program at Trinitas for wounds that have resisted healing for two months or longer.


By using well-researched, proven techniques, our specialized team of physicians, nurses and foot specialists are able to provide total healing and relief for patients who previously thought their wounds were irreparable or would ultimately result in amputation, says Peter Mlynarczyk, MD, medical director of the center. We are very proud of the 98 percent success rate, which is an indication of the expertise of our medical team and our high quality of care.


In addition to its success rate, the Wound Healing Center also achieved a lower than expected length of healing time 60 days vs. a national average of 65. The three main types of wounds treated at Trinitas are pressure ulcers, venous ulcers and trauma wounds.


Praxis Clinical Services provides management services for the development, implementation and operation of comprehensive wound healing centers. These centers are designed as outpatient departments in hospitals and are committed to the successful treatment and prevention of chronic, non-healing wounds. Last year, more than 14,000 patients were treated throughout the United States in centers managed by Praxis Clinical Services.


Later this year, the hospital will begin offering Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy through the Wound Healing Center. Patients receiving hyperbaric therapy are placed in a specially-designed chamber that administers a 100 percent oxygen-rich environment under slight pressure. Oxygen reaches the wound through the bloodstream, resulting in improved healing, greater blood vessel formation and reduced likelihood of infection. This treatment provides a non-invasive procedure for patients with difficult wounds, crush injuries, acute burns or diabetes-related ulcers.


Source: Trinitas Hospital


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