Boone County Hospital (BCH) physicians, leaders and clinicians celebrated the Center of Distinction Award given to the BCH Wound and Hyperbaric Center, a Healogics program, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, on March 15th. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 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. There were 512 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, but only 221 achieved the honor.
“We are very pleased to receive this award,” says BCH CEO Joe Smith. “Since the center opened in August of 2014, we have been very happy with the wound healing rates of our patients. The addition of two hyperbaric chambers has a lot to do with our success, as well as the outstanding staff we have in the center. We are happy that we can provide such an outstanding service to the communities we serve.”
The Wound and Hyperbaric Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 Centers, and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The Wound 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 include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.
Pictured, front, left to right: Tara Loecker, RN, CNM, Alison Good, ARNP, Melinda Altman, ARNP, Jennifer Ritchie, BA, EMT, CHT, Lorie Ealy, Office Coordinator, Lesa Maring, BSN, MH, Kim Kirschbaum, AVP Healogics, Dr. Richard Unger, Amber Roberts, LPN, Justine Steiner, CNA; missing: Myriah Sharp, RN