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FirstHealth Wound Program Recognized as Center of Distinction

| Date Posted: 3/28/2016

RAEFORD – Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, has recognized FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbarics in Raeford as a Center of Distinction for clinical excellence.


The award acknowledges the program’s outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal.


Only 22 centers achieved the Center of Distinction award out of the 512 that were eligible for the honor.


”This honor is an acknowledgement of what our patients already know: that our wound care clinic delivers wonderful care from the front desk through the nursing care, case management and hyperbaric treatment to healing,” says Jeffrey R. Gibbons, M.D., assistant medical director for FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbarics. “As a care provider, I am fortunate and proud to work with this team.”


“Chronic wounds can be very difficult to manage, but the superior efforts of the team in our Wound Care & Hyperbarics program here in Hoke County have contributed to wonderful outcomes in so many patients,” says Susan Beaty, R.N., president of Moore Regional Hospital-Hoke Campus.  “My congratulations to Dr. Gibbons and every member of his team for this recognition of their successful program.”


FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbarics offers specialized care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds. Advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.


Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies saw approximately 285,000 new patients in 2015 through a connected network of partner hospitals and wound care centers, academic medical centers and other post‐acute sites.


FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbarics is located in the Physician Offices & Specialty Center at 6322 Fayetteville Road (adjacent FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Hoke Campus) in Raeford. For more information, call (910) 878-6750. Self-referrals are accepted.

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