Bolivar Medical Center Receives National Recognition
March 14, 2018
Bolivar Medical Center’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center has been awarded the Center of Distinction Award for 2017 by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve 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. There were 635 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, but only 427 achieved the honor.
Program Director of the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center Michie Duke commends the staff for the award.
“Earning Center of Distinction status this year is a true testament of the staff’s knowledge and expertise,” said Duke.
Since 2011, The Center has offered highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Duke commented on satisfaction and healing rate for the Center’s patients.
“We are proud to be designated as a Center of Distinction based on our remarkable patient satisfaction and outcomes, most notably a 97 percent healing rate. This recognition is well-deserved, and I am extremely proud of my colleagues and team.”
Bolivar Medical Center’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers® and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds.
A part of LifePoint Hospitals®, Bolivar Medical Center is a 164 bed acute-care general hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, which offers a full complement of medical and surgical services. The hospital also offers a wide array of outpatient services and in addition, includes a 35-bed nursing home, 12 swing beds and 12 geropsychology beds. For more information, visit BolivarMedical.com or call 662-846-0061.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics and its affiliated companies manage a network of 700 outpatient Wound Care Centers® across the United States and multiple locations in the United Kingdom. Healogics currently has more than 3,000 employees, including nearly 300 employed providers (Healogics Specialty Providers). In addition to the company’s network of outpatient Wound Care Centers, Healogics providers partner with over 400 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds. More than 300,000 patients were treated by Healogics providers in 2017. For additional information, please visit Healogics.com.