Saint Joseph Wound Center recognized for maximizing resources to meet growing needs of community
Lexington, KY --- National Healing Corporation (NHC), an industry leader which manages more than 30 percent of the nation's outsourced wound healing centers, has recognized Saint Joseph Wound Center with its Front Runner Award.
The award was given during an Advanced Clinical Symposium in Orlando, Fla. which featured briefings by internationally recognized specialists on new treatment options and research that may bring additional advances in the care of chronic wounds.
“National Healing’s philosophy behind the Front Runner recognition is that all processes must be above standard to obtain this status,” said Chris Schweighardt, Program Director of Saint Joseph Wound Center. “The main focus of National Healing and the Saint Joseph Wound Center is high quality of care which is recognized by this award and evident by the care given by physicians and staff of the center.”
The center specializes in the treatment of chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions with state-of-the-art methodologies and treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the use of vascular studies, tissue culturing and pathology, revascularization, skin grafting and clinical or surgical debridement.
Likely candidates for treatment are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven't healed within 30 days.
Saint Joseph Wound Center is located at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. For more information, call 859.313.4855 or visit www.SaintJosephHospitalKY.org.
Saint Joseph Hospital is a member of Saint Joseph Health System, a 981-bed, eight-facility health care system that spans central and eastern Kentucky. Saint Joseph Health System is a member of Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s second-largest Catholic health care system. Visit www.SaintJosephHealthSystem.org for further information.