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Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center Receives Center of Distinction, Center of Excellence Awards

Iredell Health System is pleased to announce that the Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has been named a recipient of the Center of Distinction Award and the Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence Award for 2015 by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

The prestigious Center of Distinction Award is given to centers that achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including a patient satisfaction rate of 92 percent or higher, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days, among other quality standards. The Center of Excellence Award is only given to centers that have earned the Center of Distinction Award for a minimum of two consecutive years, and signifies an ongoing commitment to producing positive patient outcomes. It is the fourth year in a row the Iredell center has been named a Center of Distinction, and the third year it has been named a Center of Excellence. Only 221 centers and 110 centers nationwide, respectively, achieved these benchmarks.

“Professionalism and a patient-centered approach are some of the key components of our continued success,” said Ricardo de Leon, MD, Medical Director of the Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center.

The Iredell Wound Care & 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. Advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings, and growth factor therapies. The center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating more than 2.5 million chronic wounds.

Ed Rush, Chief Executive Officer of Iredell Health System. “It’s a great honor to be the only
center in the county to continuously receive these awards for multiple

For more information, please contact Meagan Kowalski at 704.878.7447 or use our contact us form.

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