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Wound Care Center receives Center of Excellence, Distinction honors



Patients heal faster at Baptist Health Wound Care.

For the third consecutive year, the center has been honored by Healogics™ – this time with the Robert A.Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence Award and the Center of Distinction Award.

The Baptist Health Louisville location was one of only three in Kentucky to receive the Warriner honor.

These awards are given for meeting or exceeding certain quality standards for patient healing plus patient satisfaction at 92 percent or above.

“It is a great honor to achieve such results for the third consecutive year. The Center of Excellence Award is a testament to the care provided by our physicians and staff at Baptist Health Wound Care,” said Center Director Tim Smith. “Together, we are able to heal patients in our community, getting them back to living happy, healthy lives.”

The center, opened in January 2009, provides comprehensive wound care for people who suffer from non-healing wounds. If not treated, wounds can lead to amputation. Since its opening, nearly 18,000 treatments have been performed. Patients typically receive more than one treatment.

The center provides full-time wound care, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, where the patient is placed in a pressurized chamber and breathes 100 percent oxygen. This increases oxygen in the blood stream and enhances the healing process. Since the Center opened, nearly 4,800 hyperbaric treatments have been given.

A chronic or hard-to-heal wound is one that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days. The variety and complexity of chronic wounds requires specialized care. Eight million Americans suffer from chronic wounds. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds occur most frequently in the elderly and in people with diabetes and other diseases — groups that are sharply rising as the nation ages and chronic diseases increase.

About Healogics™

Healogics, Inc, located in Jacksonville, Fla., is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services company with more than 500 partners delivering excellent evidence-based care to patients with chronic wounds. Nearly 200,000 patients a year are helped through its network.

About Baptist Health Louisville

Baptist Health Louisville (formerly Baptist Hospital East), located in St. Matthews, is a 519-bed hospital offering a wide range of healthcare services to meet the needs of area residents. Services include comprehensive cancer care, women’s health (all-private maternity rooms, digital mammography, ultrasound and bone-density scanning for osteoporosis), emergency services, orthopedics, neurosurgery, cardiovascular services, wound care, behavioral health, occupational health, and in-home care provided by Baptist Health Home Care. Baptist has a network of healthcare providers for patients in the Metro Louisville area – from Baptist Medical Associates offices, to Baptist Urgent Care and Baptist Express Care inside Walmart stores, BaptistWorx®, Baptist Body Scan and Baptist Health Employer Solutions. The hospital has achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.