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Carlotta Vachon Joins Baystate Mary Lane Wound Care Center

WARE — Carlotta Vachon has joined the Baystate Mary Lane Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine Center in Ware.

Vachon will see patients at the center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative-pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body’s innate ability to heal.

She joins the staff after previous experience at Brigham & Women’s Hospital as well as Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital both in Boston. She belongs to the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the Assoc. for Vascular Access.

By joining Baystate Mary Lane Wound Care Center, a member of the Healogics network, Vachon 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.

Vachon holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Fitchburg State University and a master’s degree from UMass Worcester.

Chronic wounds affect more than 8 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.

Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine Center is located at 85 South Street in Ware. For more information or to make an appointment, call (413) 967-2268.