New Milford Hospital Opens Center for Wound Care

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New Milford Hospital Opens Center for Wound Care

David Charash, D.O. David M. Charash, D.O.
Medical Director, Danbury Hospital Robert J. and Pamela Morganti Center for Wound Care Hyperbaric Medicine
Medical Director, The Center for Wound Care at New Milford Hospital
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Western Connecticut Health Network announces the opening of The Center for Wound Care at New Milford Hospital, located at 21 Elm Street, New Milford. The Wound Care Center complements and augments the services currently provided at The Robert J. and Pamela Morganti Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, located at Danbury Hospital, 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury.

There are approximately 6.5 million people suffering chronic wounds in the United States - the need for high quality wound care services is increasing. Many wounds do not respond to more routine, conservative treatments, putting progressive wound care programs like those at New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital in great demand.

"We are thrilled to be able to expand this important service to residents in the Greater New Milford area," said David Charash, DO, medical director at the Danbury Hospital Robert J. and Pamela Morganti Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine and The Center for Wound Care at New Milford Hospital. "The newly-opened location at New Milford Hospital allows us to provide the most advanced wound care treatments and therapies, and increases accessibility to these much needed services for the Network’s patients in the northwestern reaches of Connecticut and bordering areas of New York."

The Center for Wound Care at New Milford Hospital provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for outpatients with chronic and complicated skin wounds, including:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Burns
  • Pressure ulcers and
  • Surgical wounds

State-of-the-art therapies that will be offered at The Center for Wound Care at New Milford Hospital and provided by a most dedicated and trained team of experts, include:

  • Compression
  • Biosynthetic skin grafting
  • Debridement
  • Advanced dressing technique

The Danbury Hospital Robert J. and Pamela Morganti Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine recently achieved accreditation by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), a significant milestone, since it is one of only four facilities (out of almost 20) in Connecticut, to have received this designation. UHMS awarded the accreditation of the hospital’s clinical hyperbaric facility for the demonstration of its commitment to patient care and facility safety.

Hours of operation for The Center for Wound Care at New Milford Hospital will initially be Tuesdays, from 2 to 6 p.m., and will expand as demand requires. The Center, which officially opened on November 5, 2013, is now accepting new patients. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 860-210-5555.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. As a University teaching organization, WCHN is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital. WCHN offers a full continuum of care through its system of affiliated organizations that provide innovative preventative, primary and specialty care as well as home care.

The Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation's fundraising campaign - Imagine Build Transform - is focusing on raising funds for a new Patient Tower, an expanded Emergency Department with Level II trauma designation, and an advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Danbury Hospital; as well as the Emergency Department at New Milford Hospital, and the Network's cutting edge Biomedical Research Institute.

For more information, visit WesternConnecticutHealthNetwork.org, DanburyHospital.org; NewMilfordHospital.org and share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital or Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital.

Date posted - 11/15/2013