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Wound Care Center receives national award

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Pictured in the photo are, in no particular order: Dr. Peter Muller; Mick Olesnevich; Renee Price; Wanda Jordan; Maryland Hicks; Laura Dickens; Monique Broadnax and Carla Hutcherson. Pictured in the photo are, in no particular order: Dr. Peter Muller; Mick Olesnevich; Renee Price; Wanda Jordan; Maryland Hicks; Laura Dickens; Monique Broadnax and Carla Hutcherson. Halifax Regional

The Wound Care Center at Halifax Regional has been recognized with a national award for clinical excellence.

Leaders, physicians and clinicians from Halifax Regional recently gathered to celebrate the Center of Distinction award, which was given to The Wound Care Center by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company.

The Wound Care Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days. Out of 630 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, 334 achieved this honor in 2017.

In 2016 the center treated 419 new patients, not including existing patients, alone and achieved a healing rate of 92 percent.

“It’s a great honor for our staff to have received this award,” said Mick Olesnevich, program director. “They’ve worked extremely hard to achieve these high metrics, while helping our patients experience improved healing rates. This is all a result of providing excellent and compassionate care.”

The Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 Centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds.

The Wound Care Center at Halifax Regional 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.

Some of the leading treatments offered at The Wound Care Center include hyperbaric oxygen chambers, negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound and off-loading or total contact casts.

For appointments, assessments, questions, or a tour, call The Wound Care Center at 252-535-2350.

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