AdventHealth Carrollwood is pleased to announce the Carrollwood and Brandon Wound Care Centers have received accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). UHMS accreditation means our facilities have met or exceeded the highest standards of care and patient safety through rigorous evaluation of our operations, including equipment, staff and training to ensure that the utmost quality is maintained within the specialty of undersea and hyperbaric medicine.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves the use of medical oxygen administered in a pressure chamber at levels higher than atmospheric pressure. This pressure helps oxygen dissolve more rapidly into the blood, advancing its absorption into damaged tissues to promote healing of wounds, serious infections, pressure-related scuba diving injuries, arterial gas embolism and other illnesses. A well-maintained chamber and trained support staff are essential in the daily operation of this important treatment adjunct.
Participating in the UHMS accreditation program is voluntary and takes months of preparation. Our team of physicians, nurses, technicians and management worked together prior to the accreditation survey to ensure compliance with UHMS-related standards of practice and safety measures. The survey team who visited our facility consisted of a physician, nurse and technician, all of whom specialize in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Although their role included detailed queries, they came as colleagues in a specialty committed to success in achieving the highest standards in quality of care and safety for patients. The UHMS and its accredited facilities share the vision of helping facilities succeed in the field of hyperbaric medicine.
This accreditation demonstrates AdventHealth's commitment to providing the highest quality of patient care. We are proud of our team members for achieving this significant milestone and of their commitment to their patients!
About AdventHealth Carrollwood
AdventHealth Carrollwood is a 119-bed hospital located in West Hillsborough County. The hospital is a member of the faith-based AdventHealth System, providing a connected system of care in nearly a dozen states with close to 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites. The hospital offers nationally recognized and award-winning care, evidenced by earning a 5-Star Rating in Overall Hospital Quality from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), 13 consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Grades from the Leapfrog Group, and multiple Joint Commission certifications including Shoulder Replacement, Primary Stroke Center, Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement and Tampa Bay’s only Joint Commission Certified Spine Surgery program. The hospital provides a wide variety of services including heart care, spine and orthopedics, bariatrics, wound care, robotic technology, two 24/7 emergency rooms with online scheduling, in Carrollwood and Westchase, and much more. With a focus on whole-person care, skilled and compassionate caregivers provide individualized care for body, mind, and spirit. To learn more about the hospital’s services, visit AdventHealthCarrollwood.com.