National Wound Care Awareness Week Recognized June 2 - 6, 2014

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National Wound Care Awareness Week Recognized June 2 - 6, 2014

During National Wound Care Awareness Week, the experts from Meridian Health's Centers for Wound Healing remind the public that there are advanced therapies available close to home for patients suffering from chronic, non-healing wounds.

Chronic wounds affect millions of 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. Untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.

Meridian's Centers for Wound Healing blend experience and expertise with the latest advancements and technologies to provide a healing touch in wound care. Personal treatment plans are developed for each patient, and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is one of the specialized treatment options offered to promote healing for the most difficult wounds.

With four convenient locations at Bayshore Community Hospital (Holmdel), Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune), Ocean Medical Center (Brick), and Southern Ocean Medical Center (Manahawkin), exceptional wound services are close to home. To learn about Meridian's outpatient wound management programs or to schedule an appointment, call 800-560-9990.

About Meridian Health
Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For", and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence. For more information, please visit