Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center physicians, leaders and clinicians
recently gathered to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which
was given to Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center (BRWHC) by Healogics,
Inc., the nationandrsquo;s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
BRWHC achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months,
including patient satisfaction rate with a minimum of 92 percent, a minimum
wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal,
and other quality outcomes. There were 506 centers nationally eligible
for the Center of Distinction award, with 172 achieving the honor.
According to Rudy Darling, RPh, MBA, Baxter Regional Medical Center Vice
President/Chief Operating Officer, andldquo;it is a great accomplishment
to achieve benchmarks in quality and safety and an honor to exceed the
benchmarks with scores like Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center is being
recognized for.” For 2014, the center boasts a patient satisfaction
rate of 96 percent and wound healing rate of 95 percent within 30 median
days to heal.
BRWHC is a member of the Healogics Network of more than 635 centers, which
provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating more
than two million chronic wounds. BRWHC 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. Advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative
pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and
biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.
Jamie Manes, BSN, RN, BRWHC Program Director, and her staff are thrilled
with the award. andldquo;We are honored to have achieved this award. We
strive to provide high quality care with successful outcomes to all patients.
There is no greater reward than seeing a patient heal after months or
even years of dealing with chronic wounds,” she said.
BRWHC opened to the community in October, 2006. The center originally opened
with four treatment rooms and two hyperbaric oxygen chambers. In 2011,
the center expanded into a new facility that included five treatment rooms
and a third hyperbaric chamber, with plans for another expansion with
an addition of a fourth hyperbaric oxygen chamber this year. To schedule
a consult or for additional information, contact BRWHC at (870) 424-4395 or
About Healogics, Inc.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL., Healogics is the nationandrsquo;s largest
provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated
companies manage more than 600 Wound Care Centers® in the nation,
and saw more than 234,000 patients in 2014 through a connected network
of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and
families. Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based
systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved
and growing patient population. For more information, please visit
Those celebrating at the Center of Distinction Award Ceremony for Baxter
Regional Wound Healing Center (BRWHC) include (front row, from left) Nicole
Vaccarella, BRMC VP/General Counsel; Jacob Dickinson, MD, BRWHC Medical
Director; Jennifer Foster, MD, BRWHC Panel Physician; Jamie Manes, BSN,
RN, BRWHC Program Director; Isaac Gaston, BSN, RN, BRWHC Clinical Coordinator;
Ashley Thomas, BSN, RN; Kylee Claypool, RN; Eleanor Davenport, BSN, RN;
Michelle Godfrey, DO, BRWHC Panel Physician; Patty Hurst, BSN, RN, BRMC
Inpatient Wound and Ostomy Consultant; (back row, from left) Rudy Darling,
BRMC VP/Chief Operating Officer; Jamie Pritchard, MD, BRWHC Panel Physician;
Dan Swoyer, MD, BRWHC Panel Physician; Shannon Nachtigal, BSN, RN, BRMC
VP/Chief Nursing Officer; Janice Herd, LPN; Sara Cotter, Office Coordinator;
Lesli Brown, RN and Nikki Wood, RN. Not pictured are BRWHC Panel Physicians
John Spore, MD and Phillip Bufford, MD.