CENTRAL CAROLINA WOUND CARE AND HYPERBARIC MEDICNE RECOGNIZED WITH NATIONAL AWARD FOR CONTINUED EXCELLENCE IN WOUND HEALING

May 29, 2019

CENTRAL CAROLINA WOUND CARE AND HYPERBARIC MEDICNE RECOGNIZED WITH NATIONAL AWARD FOR CONTINUED EXCELLENCE IN WOUND HEALING

Sanford, NC (May 28, 2019) – Central Carolina Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine has been recognized once again with the national award for continued excellence in wound healing.

Leaders, patients and clinicians from Central Carolina Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine gathered on May 13, 2019, during Hospital Week to celebrate the receipt of the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award. The Center of Excellence award is given to Wound Care Centers® in the Healogics network that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years.

Central Carolina Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent, a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days along with several other quality standards for four years in a row.  Central Carolina Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company. The award is named for Dr. Warriner, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics.  Across the country, 340 Centers were eligible and 268 Centers were honored with this award in 2018.

“We’re very pleased with this well-earned recognition achieved by Central Carolina Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, for the high-quality services we provide”, noted Spencer Thomas, Central Carolina Hospital, CEO. “It’s a reflection of the high quality physicians and employees who are committed to creating the best experience for our patients and to our mission, making communities healthier”, added Thomas.

The Wound Care Center 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.  Central Carolina Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric 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. Some of the leading-edge treatments offered at the Wound Care Center 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.

The staff and physicians, Dr. Todd Brown and Dr. AJ Ajmani led by Medical Director, Dr. Michael Gordon are trained to provide advanced wound care treatment. It is their commitment and dedication to the patients, hospital and community that makes the center successful. “We are honored to have been recognized each year for excellence in wound care and patient satisfaction since the wound care clinic opened.” says Dr. Michael Gordon.

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ABOUT CENTRAL CAROLINA HOSPITAL

Central Carolina Hospital, a Duke Life point Hospital, is a 137-bed acute care hospital that serves the health care needs of Lee County and surrounding communities.  With over 120 physicians, the hospital offers a wide range of specialties including cardiology, orthopedics, general surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, emergency medicine, emergency medical services, gastroenterology, pediatrics, hospitalist services, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, hematology, podiatry, dentistry, pulmonary medicine, and wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Hospital services include emergency room, physical and occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging and radiology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, dialysis, maternity services, nutritional counseling by clinical dietitians, and cardiac catheterization. Central Carolina Hospital was reaccredited by the Joint Commission for a 3-year period in April 2018.

Committed to providing quality care to the community, the hospital has earned numerous disease-specific quality designations:

American Heart Association Get with the GuidelinesSM Gold Plus Performance Achieve­ment Award for Heart Failure, January 2017

American Heart Association Get with the GuidelinesSM Gold Plus Performance Achieve­ment Award for Stroke, January 2017

Healogics Center of Distinction for Wound Care, February 2019

Joint Commission Advanced Primary Stroke Certification, January 2019

American College of Cardiology Heart Failure Accreditation December 2017

American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Accreditation January 2018

About Healogics, Inc. 

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and saw over 300,000 new patients in 2016 through a connected network of partner hospitals and Wound Care Centers, academic medical centers, and other post‐acute sites. Healogics utilizes an evidence‐based systematic approach to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing patient population. A fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm, is the majority shareholder of Healogics. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com.