Aiken, SC—The Wound Healing Institute of Carolina at Aiken Regional Medical Centers has been recognized with a national award for clinical excellence.
Leaders, physicians and clinicians from Aiken Regional Medical Centers gathered on March 1 to celebrate the Center of Distinction award, which was given to The Wound Healing Institute of Carolina by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company.
The Wound Healing Institute of Carolina 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 31 median days. Out of 630 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, 334 achieved this honor in 2017.
“We are very proud of our staff and physicians at the Wound Healing Institute of Carolina for their achievement of Center of Distinction. The team has worked very hard to obtain the outcomes needed to qualify for the award and this is validation of all their efforts. It is another great example of our dedication to providing exceptional care for our community,” said Matt Merrifield, Chief Operating Officer at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
The Wound Healing Institute of Carolina 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 Healing Institute of Carolina offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Some of the leading-edge treatments offered at the Wound Healing Institute of Carolina include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, offloading or total contact casts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
“The staff at The Wound Healing Institute of Carolina has worked diligently to achieve the best quality outcomes for the patients we serve. Our goal is to always make the patient first. Since we are patient focused, we challenge ourselves to provide the best-advanced wound care treatment and therapies to achieve optimal results. The Center of Distinction award is only a reflection of our commitment to our patients and clinical excellence,” said Victoria Bartley, Program Director of The Wound Healing Institute of Carolina.