Verdugo Hills Hospital had an existing self-managed wound care program that was struggling on its own. Recognizing the need to improve the wound center operations and add hyperbaric medicine as a service line, they chose Wound Care Advantage to build, operate, and manage the program in 2007. USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is the longest continuously running program in our portfolio. Please read the case study for details.
Do you remember when there were only a few skin subs on the market? Today, there are almost three dozen of them, with many more on the way. Collectively, they are now referred to as Cellular Tissue Products, or CTP’s. As wound care nurses, we’re jacks-of-all-trades, and that includes playing an integral role in the implementation and use of CTPs.
This week, the team from St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri shadowed at our Placentia-Linda and UCLA programs to gain a better understanding of clinic flow and operational efficiency. Left to right: Karen Redmond, President/WCA; Amy O’Rear, RN/St. Luke’s Hospital; Stanley Cowen, MD/UCLA; and Sion Levy, MD/St. Luke’s Hospital.