Contact: LaToya Boyce
Iredell Health System is pleased to announce that the Iredell Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center has been named a recipient of the Center of Distinction Award and the Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence Award by Healogics, Inc., the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services.
The Center of Distinction Award is given to centers which achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal. The Center of Excellence Award is only given to centers which met those requirements for a minimum of two consecutive years. The Iredell Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center is the only wound care center in Iredell County to be named a Center of Excellence for five years in a row.
"We continue to achieve these goals year after year because of our highly trained staff and the thorough, personalized care we provide for patients," said Ricardo de Leon, MD, medical director for the Iredell Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center.
The Iredell 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. Advanced treatments included negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The Iredell Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center 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.
"What we are most proud of is that these awards represent successful outcomes and healing for our patients," said Iredell Health System President and CEO Ed Rush. "Our wound care center is setting an example of our mission to inspire wellbeing – together, by providing excellent and compassionate care."