Laughlin Center for Wound Care and Hyperbarics has been honored as the Wound Care Center of the Year as well as recognized with a national award for continued excellence in wound healing by Healogics Inc., a wound care management company.
Leaders, physicians and clinicians from Laughlin Center for Wound Care and Hyperbarics recently gathered to celebrate the center’s receipt of the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award, according to a news release.
The Center of Excellence award is given to wound care centers in the Healogics network that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years, the release says. Laughlin Center for Wound Care has received this award since opening in 2013.
The wound care center 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 release says.
“Laughlin Center for Wound Care offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time,” it adds. “Some of the leading-edge treatments offered at the wound care center 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.”
Laughlin Center for Wound Care provided more than 1,500 patients with specialized treatment in 2016, helping to prevent amputations and helping patients return to active lives.
Dr. Mark Patterson, the center’s medical director, said in the statement, “Laughlin Center for Wound Care provides exceptional care to the residents of Greene County as well as surrounding communities. The care they provide is evidence based and among the most advanced in the area.”