Posted: April 15th, 2020
Two National Awards for Excellence in Wound Healing
Congratulations to the clinical team at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center’s Comprehensive Wound Care Center. Recently, the Center was awarded two prestigious national honors by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
The Center received the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Clinical Excellence Award 2019 for their work in healing problem wounds. They scored in the top 10 percent nationally of eligible Healogics® Wound Care Centers® on the Clinical Excellence measure, which is the Comprehensive Healing Rate weighted by wound mix. This award is named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics.
The Center also received Healogics Center of Distinction Award for 2019. This award is based on conducting the Medical Surveillance Review process per policy and excelling in the key performance indicators. including:
- Patient Satisfaction: Greater than or equal to 92%
- Healing Rate: Greater than or equal to 92%
- Outlier Rate: Less than or equal to 16%
- Median Days to Heal: Less than or equal to 28
“NRMC’s Wound Care team turns lives around every day with their amazing care and services. Anyone who has experienced a chronic wound knows how difficult it can be to heal and the toll that a serious wound takes on the entire body,” explained Kirk Soileau, Chief Executive Officer of NRMC. “Seeing patients come into the Center very ill from their wounds, and then seeing their complicated wounds heal as the physicians and clinicians stop the infection and cause new tissue and healthy skin to grow is simply miraculous. Congratulations to every member of our Wound Care team on this much deserved recognition and our sincerest thanks for the outstanding work you are doing.”
The Wound Care team provides 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. Leading edge treatments at the Center 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.
The NRMC Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics network and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s wound healing expert. Last year over 350,000 patients received advanced wound care through a nationwide network of over 600 Wound Care Centers. The Healogics team is made up of almost 3,000 employees, 4,000 affiliated physicians and a Healogics Specialty Physician practice group of nearly 300. In addition to the company’s network of outpatient Centers, Healogics partners with over 300 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds and provides inpatient consults at more than 80 partner hospitals. As the industry leader, Healogics has the largest repository of chronic wound-specific patient data in the country. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative an effort launched in 2017 to provide peer-reviewed research, recognizes the value and relevance of big data and advanced analytics to drive continuous, collaborative learning towards a better understanding of how to efficiently utilize healthcare resources for patients with wounds. For additional information, please visit Healogics.com.
About Natchitoches Regional Medical Center
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center began as a community hospital in 1955 and has grown into a 216-bed healthcare system with 750 Associates and more than 100 active and consulting physicians on its medical staff. The system is comprised of the 96-bed acute care facility, a skilled nursing home, assisted living complex, and an extensive network of clinics throughout the parish.