PRMC Wound Care Named Center of Excellence

July 31, 2017

THE CENTER FOR WOUND CARE AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE AT PALESTINE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER RECOGNIZED WITH NATIONAL AWARD FOR CONTINUED EXCELLENCE IN WOUND HEALING

Palestine, TX – The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Palestine Regional Medical Center has been recognized with a national award for continued excellence in wound healing.

Leaders, physicians and clinicians from the Wound Care Center gathered together to celebrate the Center’s 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.

The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at PRMC 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 two years in a row. The Center 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, 334 Centers were eligible and 169 Centers were honored with this award in 2017.

“We are very proud of the Wound Care Center at PRMC,” said Richard Grogan, interim CEO at Palestine Regional Medical Center.  “Achieving this level of distinction is a testament to Dr. Wood and his staff.  They provide care to all patients in our area who need help.  Not only do we provide outstanding quality care in our Wound Care Center, but we do so with compassion and attention to the patients and their families."

 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.  The Wound Care Center at PRMC 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.