Carondelet St. Mary’s Wound Healing Center has been recognized by the National Healing Corporation for maximizing its resources to meet the growing needs of the community.
 
St. Mary’s Wound Healing Center is part of a nationwide network of researchers and specialists reporting patient outcomes to National Healing Corporation, the nation's largest provider of managed and outsourced wound healing centers. This results in one of the most comprehensive databases for wound outcomes in the U.S. and enables the company to share its knowledge with wound care experts from around the world.

“Our patients have benefited from the extensive data and information available to the Wound Healing Center physicians and nurses. New evidence-based wound care protocols and advanced wound care treatments provide a wide range of options for every patient, which result in more significant healing,” said Jennifer Biggs, RN, Sr. Director of Nursing at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital.

“By partnering with National Healing Corporation, the physicians and nurses involved in the St. Mary’s Wound Healing Center also have access to specialists throughout the country who are experts in the many disciplines essential to the management of chronic wounds,” said Rhonda Quick, M.D., Medical Director of the Wounding Healing Center. “It is a priceless resource for the staff and especially for the patients.”

The St. Mary’s Wound Healing Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

“The impact of our physicians and nurses is evidenced daily by our patients walking out of this center healed,” said Dave Smith, Program Director at the St. Mary’s Wound Healing Center. We treat the chronic wound population – patients that haven’t healed through traditional treatment, some who may be avoiding an amputation because of our care.”

Carondelet St. Mary’s Wound Healing Center is located at 1802 W. St. Mary’s Rd, Tucson. For more information call 520-205-7520.

About Carondelet Health Network Located in Tucson, Arizona, Carondelet Health Network is a Catholic, non- for-profit healthcare system dedicated to responding to the health, prevention, education, and wellness needs of Southern Arizonans. Carondelet was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet 131 years ago. Carondelet’s Tucson facilities include St. Mary's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute and Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and in Nogales, Arizona, Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital. Carondelet family of services also include nearly 20 primary and specialty care offices, an ambulatory surgery center, several imaging centers, Hospice and Palliative Care, and a variety of other outpatient services. Carondelet Health Network is a ministry of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic, non-profit healthcare system. In Fiscal Year 2011, Carondelet provided nearly $52 million in Community Benefit to improve the health of our community and increase access to healthcare. More information about Carondelet Health Network is available at www.carondelet.org.

About National Healing Corporation Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., National Healing Corporation is the largest provider of wound care and related disease management in the country. National Healing manages more than 500 wound care centers in more than 10 percent of the hospitals in the nation. The company provides hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, long-term acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, home health care and physician management with the innovation, resources and talent to provide more patients with affordable access to life-saving wound care. For more information, please visit www.nationalhealing.com.