Trinitas Hospital’s Wound Healing Center Reaches 98% Healing Rate

ELIZABETH, NJ (PRWEB) April 7, 2004

The Center for Wound Healing at Trinitas Hospital? already one of the most successful programs of its kind in the nation? achieved a cure rate of 98% for the fourth quarter of 2003, according to Praxis Clinical Services. The Center for Wound Healing is a specialized program for Trinitas wounds that have resisted healing for two months or more.

? Using well-documented, proven techniques, our specialized team of doctors, nurses and specialists of the feet are able to provide total healing and relief for patients who have thought their wounds were irreparable or would ultimately lead an amputation? said Peter Mlynarczyk, MD, medical director of the Centre. ? We are very proud of the rate of 98 percent of success is an indication of the expertise of our medical team and our high quality care .??

In addition to his success rate, the Centre for wound healing has also reached a length smaller than expected recovery time? 60 days against a national average of 65. The three main types of injuries treated at Trinitas are pressure ulcers, venous ulcers and traumatic wounds.

? I congratulate Trinity on an outstanding quarter, as well as a banner year,? said Jack Rollins, Chief Operating Officer of Praxis Clinical Services. In addition to the fourth quarter, Trinitas has also received an award for outstanding patient satisfaction at the annual meeting of Praxis.

Praxis Clinical Services provides management services for the development, implementation and operation of the Centres complete healing. These centers are designed as ambulatory care services in hospitals and are committed to the success of the treatment and prevention of chronic non-healing wounds. Last year over 14,000 patients have been treated throughout the United States in centers run by Praxis Clinical Services.

later this year, the hospital will begin offering oxygen Hyberbaric by the Centre for wound healing. Patients receiving hyperbaric therapy are placed in a specially designed room that operates a 100 percent oxygen rich environment under slight pressure. Oxygen reaches the wound into the bloodstream, resulting in healing, increased formation of blood vessels and reduce the likelihood of infection. This treatment offers a non-invasive procedure for patients with difficult wounds, crush injuries, burns or acute diabetes-related ulcers.

For more information on Wound Healing Center, call 908-994-5480.


About Trinitas Hospital

Trinitas Hospital

is a full service health care and a Catholic teaching hospital sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, serving those who live and work in Eastern and Central Union County. It is the result of the merger of Elizabeth General Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital in 2000. Operating on two major campuses, Trinitas Hospital offers 531 beds, including a 120-bed center care long term. Trinitas Hospital offers a complete medical / surgical services, emergency services, senior services, adult and child / adolescent psychiatric care, cardiac care, cancer services, renal services, a program of infectious diseases, the mother / child, including health services of a nursery at high risk newborn inpatient care in pediatrics, diabetes management center wound healing center, sleep disorders center and a medical program without bloodshed.



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