Pleased join us in celebrating Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Wound Care Clinic and Hyperbaric Medicine Center for its recent recognition as recipient of the Center of Distinction award by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 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 278 achieved the honor.
“Receiving this recognition is wonderful news,” said Joseph D. McCollum, Finance Manager, Mercy Regional Medical Center. “We are proud of this great team and service we are able to provide to the community.
“I want to thank Mercy’s wound care and hyperbaric medicine team for ensuring that exceptional services are being provided to this community,” added Jane Strobel, Chief Financial Officer, Mercy Regional Medical Center.
The Mercy Wound Care Clinic and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is a member of the Healogics network of more than 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 provided by our wound care experts include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The center also offers hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.
“It’s an honor to be recognized on the national level,” said Liz Santaniello, MSN, FNP-BC, Healogics provider and wound care specialist. “We worked hard through this pandemic and remained focused on healing wounds, avoiding amputations and saving limbs. Chronic wounds are a serious medical condition that can be very distressing and challenging for patients and their families. We strive to help patients navigate treatment options and our goal is to heal people quickly. It has been a pleasure providing wound care and HBO services to the community here in the Four Corners.”