Leonardtown, Maryland – The Wound Healing Center at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital was recently named the Atlantic Zone’s Center of the Year by Healogics, Inc. — one of only seven centers out of nearly 700 to achieve this status.
To qualify for Center of the Year, stringent quality measures must be met — among them achieving high healing outcomes, low days to heal, and excellent patient satisfaction ratings.
Additionally, the Wound Healing Center earned the Center of Excellence distinction and was named to the President’s Circle for its outstanding patient care.
“This is a tremendous honor for us,” said Lisa Nelson, operations specialist and clinical program director for the Wound Healing Center. “These accolades demonstrate our commitment to assisting patients in our community to live better by receiving specialized treatment at our facility. We are very proud to have been named the Center of the Year for the Atlantic Zone.”
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s Wound Healing Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 wound care centers nationwide, offering highly specialized services to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.
Treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, growth factor therapies, and bio-engineered tissue substitutes. Patients receive customized wound care plans that may involve weekly treatments until the wound starts to heal. In some cases, this may prevent the need for limb amputation.