Lehigh Regional Medical Center physicians, leaders and clinicians recently gathered to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to The Wound Care Center by Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services.
The center has achieved outstanding patient outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction over 92 percent and a 91 percent wound healing rate within 30 median days to heal, among other quality outcomes.
The Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics Network of more than 500 centers, which provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating over 2 million chronic wounds.
At The Wound Care Center, more than 192 new patients in the community were provided specialized treatment for chronic and non-healing wounds.
Joanie Jeannette, chief executive officer of the hospital, commented on the award.
"Our Wound Care Center heals chronic wounds of patients who might otherwise experience an amputation or other life-threatening conditions," she said. "We are proud to provide this specialized and needed service to our community."
"We're honored," said Renea Prieto, program director. "It's a privilege to be part of a great collaborative effort between the hospital, physicians, and Healogics. Together, we are able to heal patients in our community, getting them get back to living happy, healthy lives."
The Wound Care Center is at the Lehigh Medical Plaza at 1530 Lee Blvd., Suite 2300.
For information, call (239) 368-4561 or visit: www.LehighRegional.com.