The staff of FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbarics in Raeford is pictured (from left) as follows: Rachel Richardson; Cassie Snow, R.N.; Jeanne Faulk; Carol Jessee, FNP-BC; Danita Gillis, LPN; DeNisha Rodgers, R.N.; Paige Britt, R.N., Clinical Coordinator; and Debra Beasley, R.N., Program Director.
RAEFORD – The Wound Care & Hyperbarics program at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Hoke (MRH – Hoke) has received a national award for continued excellence in wound healing for the second services.
The program at MRH – Hoke has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to heal for a minimum of two consecutive years.
Healogics Inc. is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Out of 340 eligible centers, 268 were honored with the Center of Excellence award, which is named for a wound care pioneer and former Healogics chief medical officer.
“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.”
According to Susan Beaty, R.N., president of FirstHealth’s Eastern Region, FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbarics focuses on providing the best possible wound care treatment to its patients.
“This is another high-quality service offered by FirstHealth to Hoke County residents,” she says, “and this award reflects the compassion that a very dedicated staff has for its patients as indicated by these outstanding wound healing rates and patient satisfaction scores.”
FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbarics offers specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Treatments include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, cellular-based issue or skin substitute application, offloading or total contact casts, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbarics is located at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Hoke. For more information, call (910) 878-67506 or visit www.firsthealth.org/wound.