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FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbarics Recognized with National Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

| Date Posted: 9/3/2020

Physicians, leaders and clinicians at FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbarics at MRH-Hoke
were presented with the Center of Distinction award by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider
of advanced wound care services.  Pictured are (from left) Willie Crawford, program director,
Athena Gookins, R.N., DeNisha Rodgers, R.N., Paige Britt, R.N., clinical nurse manager,
Annie Faulk, office coordinator, Danita Gillis, LPN, Clare Reinhardt, M.D.
and Rachel Richardson, wound care center consultant.


RAEFORD – FirstHealth’s Wound Care & Hyperbarics center at Moore Regional Hospital (MRH) - Hoke has been named a Center of Distinction by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The MRH-Hoke wound care center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92%, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92% within 28 median days to heal.


There were 601 wound care centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, and 367 achieved the honor.


“This is the fifth consecutive year that MRH-Hoke Wound Care & Hyperbarics has received this award,” said David Strom, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon and medical director of FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbarics. “Our staff takes great pride in delivering the highest quality care to patients in Raeford, Fayetteville and the surrounding areas.”


MRH-Hoke Wound Care & Hyperbarics is a member of the Healogics network of more than 600 Wound Care Centers® and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. MRH-Hoke Wound Care & Hyperbarics offers highly 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.


Leading-edge treatments at the center include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.


“Our team is dedicated to healing patients,” said Dr. Strom. “We are proud of these consecutive achievements and to continue to provide the care that patients in this community truly deserve.”


About Healogics

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s wound healing expert. Last year over 350,000 patients received advanced wound care through a nationwide network of over 600 Wound Care Centers. The Healogics team is made up of almost 3,000 employees, 4,000 affiliated physicians and a Healogics Specialty Physician practice group of nearly 300. In addition to the company’s network of outpatient Centers, Healogics partners with more than 300 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds and provides inpatient consults at more than 80 partner hospitals.


As the industry leader, Healogics has the largest repository of chronic wound-specific patient data in the country. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative, an effort launched in 2017 to provide peer-reviewed research, recognizes the value and relevance of big data and advanced analytics to drive continuous, collaborative learning towards a better understanding of how to efficiently utilize health care resources for patients with wounds. For additional information, please visit

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