Wound care center recognized with national award

ST. MARYS — Grand Lake Wound Care Center at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians have been recognized with a national award for continued excellence in wound healing.

For the sixth consecutive year, the center celebrates receiving the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award. This center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to heal, for a minimum of two consecutive years.

The center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Out of 413 eligible centers, 342 were honored with this award. The award is named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former chief medical officer for Healogics.

The Grand Lake Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers®, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. Grand Lake Wound Care Center 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.

Leading edge treatments at the center include negative pressure wound therapy, 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 proud to be able to offer such advance treatments right here in our own community,” said Dr. Lance Bryant, the Medical Director of the Grand Lake Wound Care Center. “The end of this year, we will celebrate 10 years of providing quality wound care services that have made a difference in the lives of our local residents.

“It has been a great experience to be involved with a group of dedicated health care professionals that continue to set the standard of wound healing. This being our sixth consecutive year to receive this award shows the dedication our nurses and physicians have to heal wounds and give the patient ‘The Grand Experience.’”