Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
In a move to expand the availability of its innovative treatment for chronic wounds, CarePoint Health has opened state-of-the-art wound care centers at two Hudson County hospitals.
The new Centers for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy at CarePoint Health provide the latest cutting-edge technology in wound treatment, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), a medical treatment that places the patient suffering from chronic wounds in a pressurized oxygen chamber to enhance the body’s natural healing and strengthens the immune system. The Centers are located at Hoboken University Medical Center and Bayonne Medical Center.
“Because chronic wounds detract from the quality of life for so many patients, we knew it was paramount to take the lead in Hudson County and provide the best possible wound healing treatment,” said Christina Mulleady, BSN, RN, Director of Wound Care Services.
The Centers for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy at CarePoint Health apply proven wound care practices and advanced clinical approaches to all types of wounds, including leg ulcers, vascular wounds, bone infections, radiation tissue damage, diabetes-related wounds, and slow-healing wounds.
“The Centers for Wound Care emphasize a ‘whole body’ approach to wound care, focusing on a wide range of wound types and going far beyond diabetic foot care offered by other hospitals,” said Dr. Emran Sheikh, a nerve reconstruction surgeon and Medical Director for the wound care center at Hoboken University Medical Center.
Dr. Diane Dworkin, medical director for the wound care center at Bayonne Medical Center, noted that the new Centers for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy at CarePoint Health “also offers patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials utilizing the latest wound care products, dressings and antibiotics.”
“This is an added benefit to our patients,” added Dr. Dworkin, “because many of these products are not yet available to the general public.”
ABOUT CAREPOINT HEALTH:
CarePoint Health is a fully integrated healthcare system in Hudson County, N.J., that focuses on medical treatment, preventative medicine and healthcare education through the coordinated efforts of quality hospitals, leading physicians and health insurance plans. CarePoint Health, which was launched in May 2013, includes a network of more than 1,000 physicians and three hospitals: Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center. It also operates CarePoint Health Plans, The CarePoint Health Foundation, The CarePoint Health Research Institute, and The CarePoint Health School of Nursing.
Contact:Allyson Miller, CarePoint Health, (201) 858-5297