June 15, 2015 - Nacogdoches, Texas – Nacogdoches Medical Center physicians, leaders and clinicians are gathering this week to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to The Nacogdoches Wound Care Center by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
Only 1 in 3 Healogics’ facilities, nation-wide, has the clinical success and patient satisfaction necessary to achieve this honor. The Nacogdoches Wound Care Center achieved outstanding outcomes for all of 2014, and is the only facility in East Texas to be recognized. The team at The Wound Care Center of Nacogdoches is recognized for having a 93% positive patient satisfaction score and a wound healing rate of 92% within 30 days of the start of treatment.
“We pride ourselves on quickly getting our patients back on their feet, and living life to the fullest,” said Brandon Jones, Director of the Wound Care Center. “The sooner the patient comes to the Wound Care Center, the faster we can start to make an improvement in their lives.”
“Receiving the National Award for Clinical Excellence places The Wound Care Center of Nacogdoches amongst the top wound care facilities nationwide“ stated Gary Stokes, CEO of Nacogdoches Medical Center. “We are lucky to have a skilled Wound-Care physician in Dr. Kathleen Querry and incredible staff who are compassionate and knowledgeable about wound treatment. The success of this clinic is just another example where our people make the difference.”
The Wound Care Center of Nacogdoches is a member of the Healogics Network of more than 635 Centers, which provide highly specialized wound care to patients suffering chronic non-healing wounds. Advanced treatments available at the center include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. This state of the art treatment changes the course of people’s lives, as evidenced by the story of Delbert Johnson.
In August 2012, Delbert Johnson was weed-eating around a fence when a piece of concrete hit his left shin area and created a wound that would not heal. He developed an infection and abscess at the site of the wound. His prognosis was grim; it was highly likely he would need an amputation because his leg was not healing.
Fortunately, Mr. Johnson was introduced to the staff at The Wound Care Center of Nacogdoches before an amputation took place. Over the course of 82 weeks, Mr. Johnson completed 60 hyperbaric oxygen treatments and over 70 wound care visits. At his last appointment, Mr. Johnson walked out of the Wound Care Center independently. He was completely healed of any wounds.
“As Mr. Johnson’s story shows, this award is a great honor and a testament to our dedication to provide high quality care to the patients we serve,” said Jones. “We are proud of our accomplishment and are committed to remain on the cutting edge of advanced wound care management for our community.”