ORANGE CITY, FL—June 27, 2011 – The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has received its second consecutive Center of Distinction award from Diversified Clinical Services, the world’s leading wound care management company.
Of the 325 centers Diversified Clinical Services manages in the United States, only 73 received the award this year.
To be eligible for a Center of Distinction award, wound care centers must achieve outstanding patient outcomes for 12 consecutive months. The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center has a 90 percent wound healing rate within 28 median days and a patient satisfaction over 90 percent.
Since opening in March 2008, the center has provided specialized treatment to 1,355 local patients with chronic and non-healing wounds.
“Our center heals chronic wounds of patients who might otherwise experience an amputation or other life-threatening conditions,” said Pam Harkrider, RN, the center’s program director. “We are proud to provide this specialized and needed service to our community.”
The center uses advanced wound care therapy, including state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy, bio-engineered skin grafting, compression therapy, revascularization (opening of blocked blood vessels to improve circulation) and debridement (removal of dead, damaged or infected tissue to promote healing).
“We are delighted the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center is being recognized for its outstanding success rate,” said Godson Oguchi, MD, an infectious disease specialist and the center’s medical director. “Our physicians and staff are dedicated to healing and improving quality of life.”
In addition to Dr. Oguchi, physicians serving on the center’s panel include family practitioner and geriatrician Mohammed Asif, MD; general surgeon Walter C. Hayne, MD; podiatrist Jefferson Mennuti, DPM.; internist Clarence Scott, MD; and plastic surgeon James Shoukas, MD.
For more information about the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, please call (386) 917-5547.