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Monday, April 01, 2013 - The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Receives Re-accreditation

CONTACT: Simone Lindsay, 410-871-6836
SLindsay@CarrollHospitalCenter.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Westminster, Md. – (April 1, 2013) — Carroll Hospital Center’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine recently received re-accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). This accomplishment recognizes the facility for maintaining the highest industry standards and best practices in hyperbaric medicine.

The UHMS awarded the reaccreditation following an onsite survey in which officials evaluated the quality of the facility and its equipment, the professionalism of the staff and level of training, as well as the quality of care and patient safety measures. The center was found to have met the UHMS’s highest standards of quality care for hyperbaric medicine.

The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Carroll Hospital Center is only one of five UHMS accredited hyperbaric facilities in Maryland. In 2006, the center was the first to receive full accreditation from the UHMS.

The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is an international, non-profit organization providing scientific information for diving and hyperbaric medicine physiology to more than 2,000 members worldwide.

The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Carroll Hospital Center assists patients with chronic, non-healing wounds caused by diabetes, vascular disorders or traumatic events. Located inside Carroll Hospital Center’s Outpatient Center, the facility is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists who provide patients with support and a customized treatment plan for their non-healing wounds. These plans incorporate the most advanced wound care available including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), a medical treatment that uses pure oxygen to accelerate and enhance the body's natural ability to heal.

For more information on the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, please call 410-871-6348 or visit www.CarrollHospitalCenter.org.

Carroll Hospital Center is a nonprofit, acute care facility offering the latest in medical technology, experienced medical professionals in a variety of specialties and a continuum of programs and services to meet the needs of the community.

Photo caption: Members of The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Carroll Hospital Center. Pictured from left to right are: Leslie McLeod R.N., B.S.N., C.N.O.R., manager of outpatient services; Lisa Freeman R.N.; Sharon Sanders, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., assistant vice president of clinical integration; Gail Niehaus R.N.; Kathy Levering R.N., W.C.C., C.H.R.N.; Sohaila Ali, M.D., medical director of wound care; Jaime Elliott P.C.T.; and Christine Dayton R.N., C.H.T.

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