Trumbull Regional Wound Center Named Center of Distinction
WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull Regional Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center has been given the Center of Distinction award by Healogics, the United States’ largest provider of wound care services.
Over a 12-month period, the wound center recorded 92% patient satisfaction, a minimum healing rate of at least 92% and a median healing time of 28 days. Just 367 wound centers nationwide received the award.
“It’s an honor to be recognized with this distinguished award and a true testament to the quality care we provide daily 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 great compassion to achieve comprehensive successful outcomes.”
The award comes during Wound Care Awareness Week, which runs through June 5. Founded by Healogics in 2014, the week is meant to bring attention to the 6.7 million Americans living with nonhealing wounds.
Trumbull Regional offers treatments including negative pressure wound therapy, bioengineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings, growth factor therapies, Kerecis Omega3 skin grafts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
The incidence of chronic wounds is rising, Varkony said, driven by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases such as obesity and late effects of radiation therapy. The average nonhealing wound patient has between three and four chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and COPD.
If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to amputation. Half of those who have a limb amputated die within five years.
“Our goal is to raise awareness of treatment options available for these individuals with non-healing wounds” he said. “A nonhealing wound doesn’t have to be something that lasts forever. With the right course of treatment, you can see huge improvements in just a few visits.”
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.