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Clinch Valley Medical Center’s Advanced Wound Center Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence
March 25, 2019
Clinch Valley Medical Center physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to Clinch Valley Medical Center’s Advanced Wound Center by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal. There were 621 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 423 achieved the honor.
“We are extremely excited that our wound center has been recognized as one of the highest performing centers across the country in healing very difficult wounds that many patients have dealt with in some cases for very long periods of time,” said Peter Mulkey, CEO, Clinch Valley Health.
The Advanced Wound Center at Clinch Valley Medical Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers® and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The Advanced Wound 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, 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.
“I am grateful to the staff that had worked diligently and been dedicated to excellence and keeping the highest level of wound care standard,” said Jamal I. Sahyouni, MD, CWSP, Clinch Valley Medical Center Advanced Wound Center, Medical Director. “Also to the administration and staff at Clinch Valley Medical Center for all the support and cooperation. I am very proud to announce this award to our communities in southwest Virginia, since it only means they have the highest standard of wound care close to home. I am very grateful to all the providers, MDs, DOs, NPs, podiatrists for their trust in our wound center.”