BRIDGEPORT, Conn. –Dr. Lorraine Hartnett, has joined the Center for Wound Healing at St. Vincent's Medical Center.
Hartnett will serve as the medical director of the recently established Wound Center at the St. Vincent's Stratford Health and Wellness Center in Stratford.
"With advanced treatment options, we can dramatically improve the quality of life for patients who suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds," said Hartnett. "With community-based treatment locations in Stratford and Trumbull, our focus is to bring the best medicine close to home."
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.
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.
Hartnett received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. She 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, a member of the Healogics network, 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.
The Center for Wound Healing has two locations: 115 Technology Drive in Trumbull and 3272 Main St. in Stratford.