Dover, Delaware – The Bayhealth Wound Care Center has won the Center of Distinction Award, given by Diversified Clinical Services (DCS). The Center of Distinction Award recognizes wound care facilities with high patient satisfaction rates, exceptional healing results, and outstanding clinical outcomes for wound care management and related services.
Diversified Clinical Services, located in Jacksonville, Florida, is the nation's leading wound care management company with more than 300 hospital partners. The Center of Distinction Award is based on clinical data from the past 12 months documenting success in treating and curing chronic or non-healing wounds. The Bayhealth Wound Care Center demonstrated:
- Patient satisfaction greater than 95 percent.
- Average number of days to heal chronic wounds was fewer than 35.
- Successful healing outcomes were greater than 89 percent.
The Bayhealth Wound Care Center partners with DCS to ensure quality in providing specialized treatment for patients suffering from chronic and non-healing wounds, and to prevent complications which could lead to amputation of limbs and dramatically impaired quality of life. Non-healing wounds are associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins and immobility, and they occur most frequently in the elderly and in patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases.
The Bayhealth Wound Care Center teams up with referring physicians to determine the most effective course of treatment. The Center uses an interdisciplinary approach to provide advanced services including debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, dressing selection, and patient education. When wounds persist and resist conventional treatment, this specialized comprehensive approach is required for healing.
“It’s a privilege to be part of a great collaborative effort between Bayhealth and Diversified Clinical Services. Together, we are able to heal patients in our community, and return them to fulfilling, healthy lives,” said Bayhealth Wound Care Center Director Bonnie Ashford.
The Bayhealth Wound Care Center wins the Center of Distinction Award. Celebrating this achievement are (above, from left to right): Bayhealth Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive Bonnie Perratto, Wound Care Center Director Bonnie Ashford, Clinical Coordinator Wendy Surguy, Wound Care Medical Director John Brebbia, MD, and Diversified Clinical Services Area Vice President Janell McNeill.