Special to Iredell Free News
The Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has received the Center of Distinction award by Healogics, the nation’s largest advanced wound care services provider.
In order to receive this award, Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center was required to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for the past 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92 percent within 28 median days to heal.
There were 555 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, and only 278 achieved the honor.
“I am incredibly proud of our team as this award showcases the hard work and dedication of our staff at the Wound Care Center,” said Caroline Land, program director of the Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center.
Since 2011, the Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, managed by Healogics Inc., has successfully served and cared for patients with chronic wounds. Using an interdisciplinary model of care, the Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, and other chronic wounds.
The Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center provides advanced, state-of-the-art treatments such as negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and 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. The Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center is heart failure certified, has a wound care certified nurse manager, and has a nurturing staff with multiple years of wound care experience.
Additionally, the medical provider overseeing treatment at the center has received specialized training from Healogics. The provider also offers an individualized care plan based on each patient’s specific, underlying health issues.
“Our center has dedicated, caring providers and nurses that provide thorough personalized care and treat each patient like a member of our family,” said Land.
For more information on the Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, visit iredellwoundcare.com.
About Iredell Health System
Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital; Iredell Home Health; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center; Community and Corporate Wellness; Occupational Medicine; the Iredell Physician Network and more. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only nonprofit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247 beds; more than 1,700 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit www.iredellhealth.org.