LRMC Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center honored with prestigious award

Leesburg Regional Medical Center’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has been honored with the Center of Distinction Award from Healogics.

The award was given in recognition of the center’s outstanding clinical outcomes, high patient satisfaction and high healing rate and comes right before the start of Wound Care Awareness Week, June 3–7.

Only 423 centers nationwide achieved the honor.

“This award is an affirmation of the great care and service provided to our patients at the LRMC Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center,” said Bill Pfingsten, vice president of ambulatory services at Central Florida Health, parent company of LRMC and The Villages Regional Hospital. “Congratulations to our physicians and staff for this prestigious accomplishment.”

The LRMC Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 wound care centers and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

The center offers highly specialized care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Treatments include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.

“We are honored to be recognized for our dedication to patient care and quality outcomes,” said Dr. Navin Reddy, director of the center. “We strive to provide each patient with the necessary advanced therapies for optimal healing.”

The upcoming sixth annual Wound Care Awareness Week will bring attention to the chronic wound epidemic and the 6.7 million Americans who are currently living with non-healing wounds. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.

People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to the LRMC Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center. To learn more, visit www.LeesburgRegional.org/Wound or call (352) 323-3232.