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Wound Care Centers Again Receive National Accreditation
The Patrick T. Birrer Wound Care Centers at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Ft. Thomas and Covington have once again received national accreditation by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), the only centers in the region to receive the distinction.

High performance standards are required for accreditation and less than 200 Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) centers in the U.S. have achieved accreditation. St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s hyperbaric services are supervised by Dr. Roger Teller.

Nearly 6.5 million Americans have non-healing wounds because of diabetes, pressure ulcers, circulatory problems, or other injuries. Unlike normal wounds that the body can heal, chronic or traumatic open wounds that show no significant signs of healing over several weeks need treatment at accredited wound care centers. The Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society is a complimentary accrediting body of The Joint Commission. 

St. Elizabeth is proud of our Wound Care Centers, which are the only in the region to achieve this standard of excellence. Located at Covington, Ft. Thomas and Grant County, they offer highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds.

This is yet another example of St. Elizabeth’s continued quest to provide the highest quality care to the people of Northern Kentucky.