Wound Healing Center Honored with Center of Distinction Award
The Wound Healing Center at Wood County Hospital was recently recognized with a 2019 Center of Distinction award. The award was given by Healogics®; the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92%, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92% within 28 median days to heal. There were 601 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 367 achieved the honor. The Wound Healing Center at Wood County Hospital is a member of the Healogics® network of over 600 Wound Care Centers® and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The Wound Healing Center at Wood County Hospital offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.
“It requires a lot of hard work to meet the standards required to achieve the Center of Distinction. This award speaks to the strong team at our Wound Healing Center working together to offer the highest quality of care to our patients. The Wound Healing Center’s multidisciplinary approach to patient care ensures that all of the patient’s needs are addressed,” said Kim Sader, MOL, program director, Wound Healing Center
Advanced treatment options at the Center include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound. Our Wound Healing Center staff make a difference in the lives of those who have lost hope of healing. They uphold the Center’s mission of healing as many patients as possible, by sharing their wound care expertise.
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