Lorraine Hartnett, MD, joins the Center for Wound Healing at St. Vincent’s Medical Center as Medical Director

June 9, 2016

BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut – Lorraine Hartnett, MD, has joined the Center for Wound Healing at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Dr. Hartnett will serve as the medical director of the recently-established Wound Center at the St. Vincent’s Stratford Health and Wellness Center, located at 3272 Main Street in Stratford. 

“With advanced treatment options, we can dramatically improve the quality of life for patients who suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds,” explained Dr. Hartnett. “With community-based treatment locations in Stratford and Trumbull, our focus is to bring the best medicine close to home.”

Dr. Hartnett will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, and bioengineered tissues to reinvigorate the body's innate ability to heal. Once a patient’s chronic wound is healed, he or she will return to their primary care physician to continue non-wound related care.

Dr. Hartnett received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Hartnett is a member of the American Board of Wound Management and the American College of Emergency Physicians.   

In joining the Center for Wound Healing at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a member of the Healogics network, Dr. Hartnett will collaborate with a network of academic medical centers, hospitals, and thousands of professionals committed to advancing wound healing by creating, sharing, and activating wound prevention and care expertise.

FACTS ABOUT WOUND CARE

  • Chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and the late effects of radiation therapy. 

  • The cost to treat advanced wounds in the US exceeds $50 billion per year.

  • 30% of untreated wounds result in amputation.

  • Patients with an amputation have a 50% mortality rate in five years.

  • Each year, 2.5 million patients 75+ acquire a pressure ulcer.

  • There are approximately 29 million diabetic patients in the US (9.3% of the population) who experience 1.9 million diabetic foot ulcers each year.

Source: woundcareawareness.com

To contact Dr. Hartnett or a St. Vincent’s wound specialist, please call (203) 380-3970. 

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