Wound healing center earns Center of Excellence award
Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, has been honored with the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award, which is given to wound-care centers that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years.
The award, presented by Healogics, the nation’s largest wound-care management company, is named for Dr. Robert Warriner, a pioneer in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Across the country, 334 centers were eligible, and 169 centers were honored with the 2017 award, based on the centers’ key performance indicators for 2016.
The criteria for the award are based on distinct quality indicators, patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent, a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days along with patient outlier rates below 19 percent.
Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center 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 offered include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of autologous skin grafting to the wound, offloading or total contact casts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
The center, which opened in October 2006 with four treatment rooms and two hyperbaric oxygen chambers, expanded in 2011 with the opening of a new facility that included five treatment rooms and a third hyperbaric oxygen chamber. In 2016 another expansion included the addition of a fourth hyperbaric oxygen chamber.