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Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center Recognized With National Award for Clinical Excellence

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Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center Recognized With National Award for Clinical Excellence

Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center physicians, leaders and clinicians recently gathered to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center (BRWHC) by Healogics, Inc., the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. BRWHC achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rate with a minimum of 92 percent, a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal, and other quality outcomes. There were 506 centers nationally eligible for the Center of Distinction award, with 172 achieving the honor.

According to Rudy Darling, RPh, MBA, Baxter Regional Medical Center Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, "it is a great accomplishment to achieve benchmarks in quality and safety and an honor to exceed the benchmarks with scores like Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center is being recognized for.” For 2014, the center boasts a patient satisfaction rate of 96 percent and wound healing rate of 95 percent within 30 median days to heal.

BRWHC is a member of the Healogics Network of more than 635 centers, which provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating more than two million chronic wounds. BRWHC 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. Advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

Jamie Manes, BSN, RN, BRWHC Program Director, and her staff are thrilled with the award. "We are honored to have achieved this award. We strive to provide high quality care with successful outcomes to all patients. There is no greater reward than seeing a patient heal after months or even years of dealing with chronic wounds,” she said.

BRWHC opened to the community in October, 2006. The center originally opened with four treatment rooms and two hyperbaric oxygen chambers. In 2011, the center expanded into a new facility that included five treatment rooms and a third hyperbaric chamber, with plans for another expansion with an addition of a fourth hyperbaric oxygen chamber this year. To schedule a consult or for additional information, contact BRWHC at (870) 424-4395 or click here.

About Healogics, Inc.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL., Healogics is the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage more than 600 Wound Care Centers® in the nation, and saw more than 234,000 patients in 2014 through a connected network of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and families. Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population. For more information, please visit

Pictured: Those celebrating at the Center of Distinction Award Ceremony for Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center (BRWHC) include (front row, from left) Nicole Vaccarella, BRMC VP/General Counsel; Jacob Dickinson, MD, BRWHC Medical Director; Jennifer Foster, MD, BRWHC Panel Physician; Jamie Manes, BSN, RN, BRWHC Program Director; Isaac Gaston, BSN, RN, BRWHC Clinical Coordinator; Ashley Thomas, BSN, RN; Kylee Claypool, RN; Eleanor Davenport, BSN, RN; Michelle Godfrey, DO, BRWHC Panel Physician; Patty Hurst, BSN, RN, BRMC Inpatient Wound and Ostomy Consultant; (back row, from left) Rudy Darling, BRMC VP/Chief Operating Officer; Jamie Pritchard, MD, BRWHC Panel Physician; Dan Swoyer, MD, BRWHC Panel Physician; Shannon Nachtigal, BSN, RN, BRMC VP/Chief Nursing Officer; Janice Herd, LPN; Sara Cotter, Office Coordinator; Lesli Brown, RN and Nikki Wood, RN. Not pictured are BRWHC Panel Physicians John Spore, MD and Phillip Bufford, MD.

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