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Newton Medical Center….

I want to thank everyone that called to find out how our teams were doing during the fires. All of our team members are safely back in their homes. What’s also exciting is on Tuesday, September 7th, the Newton Medical Center Wound Care Advantage program in Georgia opened it’s doors! I am very proud of every … Continued

Station Fire….

As many of you know, over the last several days, we have been contending with intensive out of control fires in the foothills here. The fires have been very close to our Verdugo Hills Hospital facility. From our Wound Care Program and the Hyperbaric room, we have watched the efforts to stop this fire play … Continued

Hyperbaric Chambers Are Not Bags!

Here we go again! Hyperbaric Oxygen is one of the most effective therapies I have seen for preventing amputations, reducing healing times, and helping patients drastically improve their quality of life.  And as often happens, it gets stuffed into three familiar headings: Diving, Autisim, and Sports! This brief mention on Hyperbaric Chambers from WIRED Magazine, … Continued

How a Knucklehead Started a Wound Care Company…

  I was asked the other day to blog about my background and how I got involved in wound care. This is my attempt at describing the fantastic ride I have been on for the last eighteen years. When I founded Wound Care Advantage in 2002, I had come from several unique experiences in our … Continued

Wound Care Advantage

Over eighty-million people were born between 1946 and 1964. This translates into the largest number of seniors ever experienced in the United States. These seniors are also experiencing the highest levels of Diabetes, Vascular Disease, Obesity and wounds ever seen in our history. Over the next two decades these baby-boomers will put an unprecedented strain … Continued

Wound Telemedicine

When you close your eyes and try to imagine health care of the future, what does it look like? For me the answer to that question was always a Jestons like TV screen where a doctor would immediately speak with me face to face, solve my problem, and have my medicine sent to me without … Continued

Health Care Reform

Over the past few weeks I have been reading a book entitled; “The Innovators Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for HealthCare by Clayton M. Christensen, and I can’t help but feel that the solution the authors advocate is almost a direct description of out-patient Wound Care Programs. The book outlines a disruptive approach that allows patients … Continued

Wound Care Contracts

How long is your contract? This past week WCA was asked to review a program to determine what if any improvements need to be made. We were shocked to find out that the hospital had a fifteen year contract with the management company. Is it just us or does that seem ridiculous? Now more than … Continued

Wound Care Center Companies

During the last few months we have received several calls from Hospitals that have a current Wound Care Program and are looking for more cost effective models. Many are currently with a management company and are looking for alternatives. Others have been operating their own programs and are finding that they may not be meeting … Continued

Hyperbaric Chambers

Last night was a a very personal success for me. WCA is fortunate to have centers with exceptional hospital partners stretching from California out to Florida and several places in between. I have been at every hyperbaric chamber installation our company has done since I founded WCA in 2002, but last night was pretty special. … Continued

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