Parkland Medical Center March 26, 2012

Parkland Medical Center announces opening of the new Parkland Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine

Parkland Medical Center is excited to announce the opening of a new specialized wound care service to serve patients in Derry and surrounding communities.

Located in the Nutfield Medical Office Building at 44 Birch Street, Suite 209 in Derry, Parkland_s new wound care and hyperbaric program will allow the hospital and its physicians to offer a more comprehensive wound care to manage chronic or non-healing wounds caused by diabetes, circulatory problems, and other conditions. The new center features two hyperbaric oxygen chambers and four treatment rooms in the 3,500-square foot facility.

The decision to start an outpatient center devoted exclusively to wound care reflects several key factors: an unmet need in the community, an overall increase in chronic non-healing wounds, and access to proven therapies that speed the healing process and deliver excellent clinical outcomes.

Led by Medical Director Albert Northcutt, MD and in partnership with Diversified Clinical Services, the center is a collaboration between podiatrists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons and family practice to provide advanced, evidence-based wound management.. The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy in two brand new HBOT chambers which allow patients to breathe pure oxygen, saturating their blood plasma and allowing it to carry from 15 to 20 times the normal amount of healing oxygen to the body_s tissues.

___We are excited to provide this much-needed addition for our community,_ said Albert Northcutt, MD, the center_s Medical Director. ___Our entire team of interdisciplinary physicians and nurses is trained to provide comprehensive treatment and care. Our program is completely devoted to healing problem wounds and helping our patients reclaim their quality of life._

The center can be reached at 603-421-3688.

About Parkland Medical Center

Parkland Medical Center is an acute care hospital located in Derry, New Hampshire, and owned by HCA Healthcare, the largest provider of healthcare services in the United States. It is part of HCA_s New Hampshire operations that also include Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Salem (NH) Surgery Center, Portsmouth Surgery Center, and a broad network of primary care and specialty physician practices. Established in 1983, Parkland Medical Center has become a leader in providing high quality healthcare services to its patients, most recently earning the Joint Commission_s top performer award ___ a distinction given to only four hospitals in the state (including sister facility Portsmouth Regional Hospital) and 405 hospitals nationwide. For more information about Parkland_s services, physicians, and quality, visit