Trumbull Regional Medical Center's Wound Healing Center Recognized for Clinical Excellence
Trumbull Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that the Wound Healing Center has received the Center of Distinction award from 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 92 percent within 28 median days to heal. There were 555 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and only 278 achieved the honor. The Wound Healing Center at Trumbull Regional is the only center in the Mahoning Valley to receive such a distinction.
“It’s an honor to be recognized with this distinguished award and a true testament to the quality care we provide to our patients,” said Steve Varkony, Program Director at the Wound Healing Center. “Quality clinical lead benchmarks are being met every day, and that’s imperative. We’re able to combine best-practice clinical care with the most advanced technologies and compassion to achieve comprehensive successful outcomes.”
In addition to this award, the Wound Healing Center is also celebrating the eigth annual Wound Care Awareness Week, from June 1 to June 5. Wound Care Awareness Week was established by Healogics in 2014 to bring attention to the chronic wound epidemic and the 6.7 million Americans who are currently living with non-healing wounds. Program Directors across the nation will dedicate the entire week to educating physicians, patients and the community members about the chronic wound epidemic and the advanced wound care solutions available. Trumbull Regional offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds including negative pressure wound therapy, bioengineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings, growth factor therapies, advanced skin substitutes and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy.
While there are already millions of people living with chronic wounds, the incidence is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy. A person with a non-healing wound has an average of three to four chronic conditions like diabetes, PAD, cardiovascular disease, and COPD. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possible amputation of the affected limb. Even more alarmingly, 50 percent of people die within five years of amputation.
“Our goal is to raise awareness of treatment options available for these individuals with non-healing wounds” said Varkony. “A non-healing wound doesn’t have to be something that lasts forever. With the right course of treatment, you can see improvements in just a few visits.”
For more information on the Wound Healing Center at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, visit trumbullregional.org or call 330-841-6500.