Special to Iredell Free News

Davis Regional Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center has been recognized as a Center of Distinction award by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

The Wound Healing Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a minimum wound healing rate of 92 percent within 28 median days to heal.

There were 555 wound centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 278 achieved the honor.

Pictured are members of the Davis Regional Wound Care Center team.

“Wound healing is a complex process that requires patient compliance, physician expertise, resources, and diligence to obtain results,” Davis Regional CEO Clyde Wood said. “Our Davis Regional Wound Healing Center has a proven track record of healing chronic wounds, with a reduced chance of amputations or other health complications. Allowing patients to return to a healthier lifestyle with education and a managed plan is the top goal to provide quality care.”

The Davis Regional Wound Healing Center is a member of the Healogics network of over 600 Wound Care Centers and offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.

Advanced wound care modalities include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.

“I am proud to be a part of this hardworking team and create a positive difference for wound care in the Iredell County and surrounding communities,” said Melinda Turner, clinical nurse manager for the Davis Wound Care Center.

“This team exemplifies hard work, diligence and excellent bedside manner in order to provide quality patient care, and we are honored to receive the Healogics Center of Distinction award again for 2020,” added Wound Center Director Jason Faulkner.


For more information on the Wound Healing Center, call 704-838-7461. Same day appointments are often available and patients can self-refer.

About Davis Regional Medical Center

Founded in 1920, Davis Regional is a 130-bed, full-service hospital serving Statesville and the surrounding counties. Davis Regional offers a wide range of health care services, with more than 300 physicians on staff in a variety of specialty areas. In addition, Davis Regional has been a Joint Commission Top Performing Hospital for the past five consecutive years. Only 1,043 – or approximately one-third – of eligible US hospitals achieved this distinction. Davis Regional is one of just 117 hospitals to have earned this accomplishment for five consecutive years. Learn more at www.DavisRegional.com.