Lakewood Ranch Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Receives National Award for Excellence

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Lakewood Ranch Medical Center physicians, leaders and clinicians celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to Lakewood Ranch Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. The Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to heal, for a minimum of two consecutive years. The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. The award is named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics.

Healogics Robert A. Warriner, III Center of Excellence 2018 badge“The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine provides outstanding specialized care for patients in Lakewood Ranch and our surrounding communities,” says Andy Guz, CEO, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. “We are honored to receive this recognition for the second straight year and celebrate the Center’s impressive patient outcomes.”

The Lakewood Ranch Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Wound Care 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 which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Leading-edge treatments at the Center include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered tissues, and biosynthetic dressings. 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 goal is to provide advanced evidence-based wound care to every patient who would benefit," said John Yee, MD, Medical Director of the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. "I am proud to be involved with such a great team.  We are honored to be recognized.”

About Healogics

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s wound healing expert. Last year over 330,000 patients received advanced wound care through a nationwide network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers. The Healogics team is made up of almost 3,000 employees, 4,000 affiliated physicians and a Healogics Specialty Physician practice group of nearly 300. In addition to the company’s network of outpatient Centers, Healogics partners with over 300 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds, and provides inpatient consults at more than 80 partner hospitals. As the industry leader, Healogics has the largest repository of chronic wound-specific patient data in the country. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative, an effort launched in 2017 to provide peer-reviewed research, recognizes the value and relevance of big data and advanced analytics to drive continuous, collaborative learning towards a better understanding of how to efficiently utilize healthcare resources for patients with wounds.