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Pardee’s Comprehensive Wound Healing Center Recognized for Outstanding Performance and Patient Satisfaction

The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Pardee Hospital is the recipient of the 2012 Robert Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence Award, in recognition of outstanding patient satisfaction and quality performance.

The award is presented annually by wound-care provider Healogics, and recognizes centers that meet or exceed exacting benchmarks. Pardee's Comprehensive Wound Healing Center (CWHC) is one in only 39 Healogics affiliates to receive the award out of more than 500, and the only wound care center in North Carolina to achieve this distinction. The award was received in the first year of the CWHC's eligibility.

"In an area where patients have multiple choices for wound care, we are the only wound center that has met and exceeded these high benchmarks for care," says Rachel Beal, CWHC Program Director. "This award affirms that our center is an outstanding wound care resource for Pardee Hospital and its community, and it recognizes the work of the entire CWHC team."

Center of Excellence Award recipients must meet the following criteria for two complete, consecutive calendar years:

• Patient Satisfaction – Greater than or equal to 92 percent

• Healing Rate – Greater than or equal to 91 percent

• Outlier Rate (cases that lie outside established benchmarks) – Less than or equal to 19 percent

• Median Days to Heal – Less than or equal to 30

The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Pardee Hospital is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art, outpatient clinical wound care and hyperbaric medicine for acute and chronic wounds. All levels of clinical staff are trained in the most current, evidence-based practices for problem wound management and hyperbaric medicine. Patient care is provided in partnership with Healogics, the leading national provider of wound care services. The center is also a past recipient of the Wound Care Center of Distinction Award by Diversified Clinical Services for exceptional patient outcomes. For more information about Pardee or to find a physician, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) or visit www.pardeehospital.org.

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