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KDMC Wound Care Center awarded

King’s Daughters Medical Center has been recognized for excellence in wound care.

The hospital’s Wound Care Center was presented with the Dr. Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award, which is given by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of wound care services.

“Our center’s success can be attributed to our outstanding team of physicians, nurses and professional staff,” said Kelli Rego, the center’s clinical program director. “We are passionate about wound care and work tirelessly to help our patients heal.  This commitment to clinical excellence makes all the difference.”

KDMC has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent, and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to heal, for a minimum of two consecutive years, according to information from hospital spokesman David Culpepper.  Out of 340 eligible centers, 268 were honored with this award. The award is named for Warriner, a pioneer in wound care and the former chief medical officer for Healogics.

The KDMC Wound Care Center, which is a member of Healogics, offers specialized wound care to patients suffering from ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which haven’t healed in a reasonable amount of time, Culpepper said. Advanced treatments are available, and these include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. 

“KDMC’s Wound Care Center has established a new level of wound healing,” COO Tom Hood said. “With the recent Center of Distinction designation and now being recognized as a Center for Excellence, wound care patients can expect great outcomes and results. Our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and ancillary staff are committed to clinical excellence.”