ROCKINGHAM — The Wound Care & Hyperbarics program at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond has received a national award for continued excellence in wound healing, scoring in the top 10 percent of eligible wound care centers. This is the seventh year in a row that the MRH-Richmond Wound Care program has earned this distinction.
The Robert A. Warriner, III, M.D., Center of Excellence award goes to wound care centers in the Healogics network that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years. This is the seventh year in a row that the program at MRH-Richmond has received the Center of Excellence award and the eighth year that the program has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent, and a healing rate of a least 91 percent in fewer than 30 median days.
The Wound Care & Hyperbarics program at MRH-Richmond was the only program in the state to receive the Center of Excellence award, a prestigious honor presented by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
“We take great pride in offering consistent, high-quality wound care,” said David Strom, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon and medical director of FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbarics. “This recognition reflects our team’s commitment to patient healing and delivering excellent outcomes no matter the obstacles.”
The Wound Care & Hyperbarics program at MRH-Richmond is a member of the Healogics network of more than 600 Wound Care Centers and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. MRH-Richmond’s wound care program offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.
Leading edge treatments at MRH-Richmond 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.
John Jackson, president of FirstHealth’s Southern Region and administrator of MRH–Richmond, said receiving the award reflects the staff’s commitment to delivering the best possible treatment to patients.
“Despite the challenges of the past year, we continued to prioritize patient experience and excellent individualized care,” he said. “I am extremely proud of all our medical clinic and staff for going above and beyond to keep care local and deliver top-notch wound care to the community, and to again receive this recognition.”
FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbarics is located in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital–Richmond at 925 Long Drive in Rockingham. For more information, call 910-417-3636 or visit www.firsthealth.org/wound.