Lake Regional Wound Healing Center has been named a Center of Distinction by Healogics, one of only three programs statewide to receive this honor. Healogics partners with more than 500 hospitals nationwide, including Lake Regional, to provide wound healing protocols.
The Wound Healing Center has achieved outstanding patient outcomes for the past 12 months, including patient satisfaction of 92 percent, wound healing rate of 97 percent and a median of 30 days to heal.
“We’re very proud of our staff for making such high outcomes possible,” said Laurie Lowther, R.N., Lake Regional’s Wound Healing Center director. “We are able to effectively heal chronic wounds of patients who might otherwise experience an amputation or other life-threatening condition.”
One of the highly specialized treatments offered by Lake Regional Wound Healing Center is hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
The HBO chambers surround patients with 100 percent oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure.
This painless therapy increases the amount of oxygen in the patient’s blood and allows red blood cells to pass more easily into the wound, healing it from the inside out.
In addition to tissue oxygenation, Lake Regional Wound Healing Center also provides skin grafting and wound debridement.
For more information, visit lakeregional.com/whc. To schedule an appointment, call 573-302-2990.