May 16 2008 - TMF Wound Care Receives Accreditation

For Immediate Release

May 16, 2008

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John Moore

Media Relations

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TYLER, TX - The Trinity Mother Frances Wound Care Center has received accreditation by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is the primary source of information for diving and hyperbaric medicine physiology worldwide.

"Nearly five million Americans suffer from chronic nonhealing wounds, including an estimated 2.5 million of the 16 million people with diabetes, who will develop foot or leg ulcers as a result of neuropathy, or nerve damage, a complication of the disease," said Maxine Theriot, MD, medical director, Trinity Mother Frances Wound Care Center. "This accreditation is important for patients because it means experts in the field of hyperbaric wound care therapy have certified that we meet the highest performance standards in staffing, training, equipment installation, operation and maintenance, facility and patient safety and patient care."

Patients seeking relief from the pain of chronic wounds can benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a valuable treatment available at the Trinity Mother Frances Wound Care Center.

Wound Care Center officials said the hyperbaric oxygen chamber, in which patients are surrounded in 100 percent oxygen at two to three times atmospheric pressure, has a very high success rate for treatment.

"Chronic wounds can be extremely painful. They also can disrupt a patient's lifestyle. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a great tool to promote healing and bring relief to patients," said Dr. Theriot.

The Trinity Mother Frances Wound Care Center opened in July, 2005 and has provided wound care services for over 800 chronic wound patients and has achieved outcomes that exceed national benchmarks with a 93% healing rate in an average of 21 days.

For more information about comprehensive wound care treatment call The Wound Care Center at 903-531-5788. Trinity Mother Frances Wound Care Center is managed by Diversified Clinical Services, a leading provider of wound care services specializing in chronic, non-healing wound management. For more than 13 years, Diversified Clinical Services has been a market leader in the provision of comprehensive wound management services in partnership with hospitals and physicians.

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About the Undersea Medical Society

Founded as the Undersea Medical Society in 1967, in 1986, the organization changed the name to Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. The name change reflects the rapidly growing interest in hyperbaric oxygen physiology and therapy. The UHMS's purpose is to provide scientific information to protect the health of sport, military and commercial divers and to improve the scientific basis of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, promote sound treatment protocols and standards of practice and provide CME accreditation.