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Medical Center of Trinity opens wound care department

TRINITY — Medical Center of Trinity has opened an advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine for patients with hard-to-treat wounds.

The hospital at 9330 S.R. 54 has acquired an experienced team, cutting-edge treatments and evidence-based clinical protocols for superior healing outcomes, spokeswoman Mary Sommise explained in a press release.

Treatment options will include aggressive wound debridement, bioengineered tissue products and negative pressure wound therapy.

Dr. Luis Ramos will serve as medical director for the new department.

Registered nurse Sharon Owen is the program director.

Ramos is a certified wound specialist physician and diplomat of the American Board of Wound Management. He received his medical degree from Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City. He is a board-certified neurosurgeon and a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Ramos was fellowship trained in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He also holds an MBA from the University of South Florida Business School-Tampa.

He comes to Medical Center of Trinity after serving as medical director of the Neuroscience Center at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was co-director of brain tumor and radiosurgery programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center of Orlando.

Owen holds a bachelor of science in nursing with a minor in military science and leadership from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

As a U.S. Army captain, Owen served seven years as an active duty army nurse. She went on two deployments to Iraq at Abu Ghraib and Camp Cropper. She holds a Bronze Star Award and Meritorious Service Medal for achievements during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Owen also holds the Humanitarian Service Medal for achievements during Hurricane Katrina relief.

Medical Center of Trinity is a 236-bed hospital with all private rooms. For more information, go online to, call (727) 834-4000, follow hospital tweets on Twitter, or like the hospital Facebook page.

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