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Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center Achieves Accreditation
11/25/2013

Kent Hospital is pleased to announce the Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent has achieved accreditation with distinction from The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society (UHMS), for the second time since 2009 and is the only accredited center in the state of Rhode Island. The UHMS clinical hyperbaric medicine facility accreditation program recognizes hyperbaric facilities that demonstrate their commitment to patient care and facility safety.

The survey, which took place in September, involved a survey team consisting of a hyperbaric-credentialed physician, nurse and technician, who examined the facility's staffing and training, equipment installation, operation, maintenance, patient safety and standards of care. Fewer than twenty percent of centers across the country receive accreditation "with distinction."

"Achieving accreditation with distinction sets the Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent, apart from many of the other centers throughout the country," said Sandra Coletta, COO Care New England, president and CEO of Kent Hospital. 'This accreditation shows that our center is committed to providing exceptional patient care not only in our community but throughout the region."

"Our center has a strong commitment to our patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week and to achieve UHMS accreditation with distinction speaks volumes about the great service we provide to patients regionally," said George Perdrizet, MD, medical director, The Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent. "The clinical leaders of our facility work to provide the highest quality care to those patients in need of wound healing or hyperbaric oxygen therapy."

The Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent is a unique regional referral center, offering advanced wound care, treatment for diabetic ulcers, surgical wounds, ostomy problems and other chronic concerns. The center cares for patients throughout New England and is housed on the Kent Hospital grounds. Its advanced hyperbaric oxygen chambers are available 24-hours a day for emergency referrals needing immediate intervention. It is the only 24-7 hyperbaric medicine facility outside of Boston. For more information, please call 401-736-4646.

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