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

June 23, 2017

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

Sanford, NC (June 21, 2017) – Central Carolina Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center has been recognized with a national award for continued excellence in wound healing.

Leaders, physicians and clinicians from Central Carolina Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center gathered on Tuesday June 20, 2017 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.

Central Carolina Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center 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’re very pleased with this well-earned recognition achieved by Central Carolina Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbarics’ Center, for the high-quality services we provide”, noted John Maxwell, 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 Maxwell.  

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 are trained to provide advanced wound care treatment. It is their commitment and dedication to our patients, hospital and community that makes our center successful. I am very proud to be a part of such a talented team and Central Carolina Hospital” says, Amanda Raynor, Director of Central Carolina Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbarics Center.

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About Central Carolina Hospital

Central Carolina Hospital, a DukeLifepoint 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, otolaryngology, emergency medicine, emergency medical services, gastroenterology, pediatrics, hospitalist services, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, hematology, urology, podiatry, dentistry, pulmonary medicine, and wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Hospital services include emergency room, physical and occupational therapy, ophthalmology, cardiac rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging and radiology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, dialysis, maternity services, nutritional counseling by clinical dietitians, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Central Carolina Hospital was reaccredited by the Joint Commission for a 3 year period in May 2015.

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

American College of Radiology Gold Seal Accredited for Mammography June 2016

Healogics Center of Distinction for Wound Care, February 2017

Joint Commission Advanced Primary Stroke Certification, January 2017

Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care, January 2016

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade “A”, April 2017

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.