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AdventHealth North Pinellas is pleased to announce that AdventHealth Wound Care Center Trinity, a hospital department of AdventHealth North Pinellas has received accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). UHMS accreditation means our facility has 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 at AdventHealth Wound Care Center Trinity . We are proud of our team members for achieving this significant milestone and of their commitment to their patients!
About AdventHealth North Pinellas
AdventHealth North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a 168-bed, full-service hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedics and spine care, wound healing, sleep medicine, bariatric surgery, and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. In addition, the hospital operates an offsite 24 bed, 24/7 emergency room in Palm Harbor to better serve the emergency health needs of residents in Palm Harbor and Pinellas county. AdventHealth North Pinellas has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and The Leapfrog Group, for excellence in providing quality patient care. AdventHealth North Pinellas serves both the Pinellas and Pasco communities of West Central Florida. For more information, visit www.AdventHealthNorthPinellas.com.
For more information about the UHMS and why accreditation is important visit uhms.org.