The Center For Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Receives National Award for Clinical Excellence

Friday, May 19, 2017
The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has been recognized with a Center of Distinction Award for clinical excellence.

Front row: Judy Young, CNO, LWRMC; Andy Guz, CEO, LWRMC, John Yee, MD, Medical Director, CWHHM, Mario Garruto, Director of CWHHM; James “Chip” Woods, Safety Director, CWHHM; Amy Philpot, RN, CWHHM; Back row: Lisa Kirkland, Marketing Director, LWRMC, Karen Halpin, RN, CWHHM; Chris Loftus, COO, LWRMC

The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has been recognized with a Center of Distinction Award for Clinical Excellence by Healogics, the nation’s largest wound care management company.

The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days among other quality outcomes.

“The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine provides a specialized service in our community, which works to heal chronic wounds of patients who might otherwise experience an amputation or other life-threatening conditions,” commented Andy Guz, CEO, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. “We are proud to provide our patients with quality care and celebrate this special recognition.”

The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds.  The center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.  Some of the leading-edge treatments include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, offloading or total contact casts, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

“Our goal is to provide advanced evidence-based wound care to every patient who would benefit, by the best means possible, and our team is honored to be recognized for consistent, outstanding outcomes,” said John Yee, MD, Medical Director for The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine.

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