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Published on October 02, 2015

Wound Healing Center Celebrates 10 Years at Saint Mary’s Hospital

WATERBURY, Conn. (October 2, 2015) ─Saint Mary’s Wound Healing Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Located on the second floor of the hospital at 56 Franklin Street in Waterbury, the center is staffed by physicians and nurses who have completed specialized training in the most advanced techniques available for wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

“Our team of medical professionals represents many specialties and works together to deliver care that has achieved a 96 percent success rate for healing. That’s the fifth highest success rate among 17 wound healing centers in the Northeast. It’s also more than four percent higher than the 92 percent benchmark set by Healogics Inc., our partner and the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services,” said Dr. Peter Jacoby, Medical Director of the Wound Healing Center.

Dr. Jacoby is one of seven physicians on the Wound Healing Center staff, which includes Dr. J. Alexander Palesty, Dr. Alexander Alvarez, Dr. Robert Brenes, Dr. Miriam Cohen, Dr. Abdulmasih Zarif and Dr. Brittny Howell.

 The center provides a caring and supportive environment and offers advanced therapies, including debridement, special dressings and wraps, platelet growth technologies and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which is particularly effective for the treatment of patients who suffer from radiation damage, and those facing the possibility of amputation.

“We specialize in healing wounds that have resisted traditional treatment. Left unchecked, these non-healing wounds can develop into more painful and more serious conditions that could even be life-threatening,” Dr. Jacoby said, noting that in addition to achieving an extraordinary heal rate, the Wound Healing Center has earned a 95-percent satisfaction ratings from our patients. “That’s exceptional care,” he said.

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