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Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at UH Bedford Medical Center receives award

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Recognizes hospital’s outstanding patient satisfaction and wound healing rates

Bedford, Ohio – The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at University Hospitals (UH) Bedford Medical Center, a campus of UH Regional Hospitals, was recently recognized with the Center of Excellence Award by Healogics, Inc., the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services.

This is the second consecutive year the state-of-the-art UH wound care facility has been honored by Healogics™ for its exceptional patient outcomes. The award is given to wound care centers that have achieved a patient satisfaction rate of over 92% and a healing rate of greater than or equal to 91% in less than 30 median days over a period of 12 months, among other quality standards.

“We are very pleased to once again be recognized for our wound care capabilities,” says Sally Price, Program Director, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, UH Bedford Medical Center. “The award underscores the expertise of our specially trained physicians and nurses and their dedication to healing our patients’ chronic and problem wounds.”

The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center offers highly specialized treatments and therapies to patients suffering from nonhealing diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds caused by diabetes; arterial and venous disease; surgery; and radiation treatments.

“This recognition represents a benchmark for a level of outstanding clinical performance,” says David J. Rowe, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, UH Bedford Medical Center. “It means our facility and our team occupy the top echelon of the 550 wound care centers throughout the United States ranked by Healogics.”

The Center’s advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT); negative pressure wound therapy; bio-engineered skin substitutes; biological and biosynthetic dressings; and growth factor therapies.

“We are proud to provide state-of-the-art outpatient wound care to our community, close to home,” says Robert G. David, President, UH Bedford and Richmond medical centers. “Patients can be confident that our award-winning wound care team is typically able to see them within 24 to 48 hours, for care that is individualized to their needs.”

To learn more about the full range of services offered at the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at UH Bedford Medical Center, visit www.uhbedford.org and click “Services.” To schedule a consultation with a wound care specialist, call 440-735-4755.

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