The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Treatment program at Manatee Memorial Hospital was recently named a recipient of the Center of Distinction award for its clinical excellence in wound healing, the hospital announced.
Presented by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, the award honors the program for its outstanding achievement in clinical outcomes.
During a recent 12-month span, the program received an independently measured patient satisfaction score of 96 percent, meaning that 96 percent of its patients healed within a 21-day period.
“The wound care program services make a tremendous difference in the lives of those who might otherwise experience amputations or other life-altering conditions,” said Tom McDougal, CEO of Manatee Memorial Hospital. “At Manatee Memorial Hospital, we are committed to providing high-quality health care serving the specific needs of all patients.”
The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Treatment Program is a member of the Healogics network of more than 600 wound care centers nationwide and offers highly specialized wound care to patients with diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.
Advanced wound care modalities provided by the hospital include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bioengineered tissues, and advanced biologic and biosynthetic dressings.
The program also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100% oxygen to help progress wound healing.
“We open our hearts and hands to those who are wounded, vulnerable, and often in distress,” said program medical director Dr. Stephanie Minter. “Our team takes pride in making a difference in each person’s life by guiding them through the healing process.
“We make patient-centered care a priority, offering education, nutritional support, and multimodal advanced wound care techniques and technology. By helping our patients understand the importance of self-care in the healing process, we create mutually beneficial success. I am beyond proud of our team and our patients for achieving this goal.”
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