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Local Wound Care Center Recognized
Posted on: 03/26/2013
By  Mike Cullums

 
Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Wound Care Center has been named a "Center of Distinction" by Healogics, Inc., a leading company in the field. The award is the result of the Center having achieved excellent outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction and healing rates of more than 90 percent.
 
Over 600 patients were treated at Memorial’s Wound Care Center last year, and that number continues to rise. Hospital spokesperson Jennifer Offenberger explains what brings people to the Center.
 
“Perhaps they’re diabetic and having issues with their skin. Perhaps they’ve been in treatment for cancer, or they might be having other diseases that are causing them problems. Oftentimes they have wounds that will not heal, or do not heal properly.”
 
Offenberger says one treatment that’s effective for many is hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which is particularly effective for diabetic ulcers and crush injuries. Years ago, people simply suffered when wounds would not heal, sometimes losing limbs or experiencing life-threatening complications.
 
Offenberger says facilities like the Wound Care Center have changed those outcomes drastically.
 
“When you look at a 91 percent wound healing rate, you’re looking at lives bettered.”
 
Learn more at mmhospital.org. To schedule an appointment or make a referral, call the Wound Care Center at (740) 374-1623.
 
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