Harris Regional Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered today to recognize Harris Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, a recipient of the Center of Distinction award by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92 percent within 28 median days to heal. There were 555 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 278 received the national distinction.
When commenting on the award, Steve Heatherly, the CEO of Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital shared this, “We are so proud of our team for earning this award. Such national recognition speaks volumes about the talent and dedication of the team every day in providing care to our community.”
The Harris Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center is a member of the Healogics network of over 600 Wound Care Centers® and offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.
Advanced wound care modalities provided by our wound care experts include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.
Chief Medical Officer, Nicholas Jernigan, MD shared his praise of the team’s success stating, “We are honored to celebrate this national achievement with the care team at Harris Wound Care. Their compassion and dedication to providing care for our surrounding communities is realized in receiving this award for the third time. We applaud them on a job well done.”
To learn more about what Harris Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, or to schedule an appointment for yourself, please visit MyHarrisRegional.com/Our-Services/Wound-Care or call 828.586.7910. If you or someone you know is burdened by a chronic wound, there is no reason to suffer. Our team is available and ready to talk about your treatment options. Healing begins here.