Wound Care Centers At St. Joseph’s/Candler Recognized For Clinical Excellence

The Center for Hyperbarics and Wound Care at St. Joseph’s/Candler earned the Center of Distinction Award for achieving outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months.

The measured outcomes included patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal, and other quality outcomes.

St. Joseph’s/Candler was recognized by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. There were 506 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, only 172 achieved the honor.

“The need for technologically-advanced wound care is increasing at a rapid pace,” said Susan Howell, Director of Professional Practice and Specialty Services at St. Joseph’s/ Candler. “We’ve aggressively expanded our wound care practice all over the region because of the high rates of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease we see. As part of our mission, hyperbaric therapy and wound care techniques promote wound healing in a timely fashion and increase the quality of life for our patients.”

St. Joseph’s/Candler now has three wound care locations: Candler Hospital, Moss Creek Village in Bluffton and Hinesville. Learn more at www.sjchs.org/hyperbarics.

St. Joseph’s/Candler is a member of the Healogics Network of more than 635 centers, and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating more than two million chronic wounds. St. Joseph’s/Candler offers 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. For more information, visit www.sjchs.org.

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