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Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Honored As Wound Care Center of the Year
Nearly 800 wound care centers in the nation qualified for this prestigious award, but only seven facilities received it. Florida Hospital Fish Memorial was awarded this accolade for the entire southeast region of Healogics.
Nearly 800 wound care centers qualified for this prestigious award, and the Orange City facility was awarded this accolade for the southeast region of Healogics.
"It is such an honor to be selected for this award," said Pam Harkrider, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial director of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. "I'm so proud of our team and the work that they've done. Wound care can be a difficult and demanding job, but this award recognizes the quality patient care we provide to each and every patient, as well as our staff's commitment and expertise."
In order to qualify for Center of the Year, stringent quality measures must be met, such as high healing outcomes, low days to heal and excellent patient satisfaction rates.
The Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Wound Care and Hyperbaric 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.
In 2015, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial cared for nearly 850 patients, providing specialized wound care and hyperbaric oxygen treatments, healing wounds and often preventing amputations. This makes a difference in the lives of the patients and returns them to a higher quality of life.
"We may be located in a small community, but that doesn't mean we provide small care," said Dr. Godson Oguchi, infectious disease physician and Florida Hospital Fish Memorial medical director of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. "Not every center receives this award, so it is special. This demonstrates that if you do what's right for the patient, success will follow."
About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 175-beds, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 899 beds and nearly 5,900 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements. For more information about Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, visit https://www.floridahospital.com/
About Healogics, Inc.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and saw approximately 285,000 new patients in 2015 through a connected network of partner hospitals and Wound Care Centers, academic medical centers, and other post‐acute sites. Healogics utilizes an evidence‐based systematic approach to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing patient population. A fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm, is the majority shareholder of Healogics. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com.
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