Southeast Georgia Health System Wound Care Center Recognized with National Award for Excellence in Wound Healing
Southeast Georgia Health System Wound Care Center physicians, leaders and clinicians recently gathered to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Clinical Excellence Award. The Wound Care Center has scored in the top 10 percent of eligible Healogics® Wound Care Centers® on the Clinical Excellence measure, which is the Comprehensive Healing Rate weighted by wound mix. This is a way to measure the heal rate for every patient that comes through the clinic door. The Wound Care Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation’slargest provider of advanced wound care services. Named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics, only 57 centers in the country received this award.
“We are proud to have received this award, as it exemplifies the dedication our specially trained team has in ensuring the best possible outcomes in wound healing for our patients,” says Eric Segerberg, M.D., board-certified general surgeon and medical director of the Wound Care Center. “We are committed to providing our patients with leading-edge technology and offering treatments that can help heal and get patients back to their best health.”
Southeast Georgia Health System Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics network of over 600 Wound Care Centers®. The Wound Care 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 Wound Care Center include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The Wound Care Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.
“One of the biggest challenges in healing wounds is when people wait too long to seek treatment. When people seek treatment early, we have the ability to heal that wound much faster and the outcomes are more favorable for the patient,” explains Meredith Reilly, director, Wound Care Center. “This award validates that we have met the highest standards for quality care and patient satisfaction.”
For more information about the Southeast Georgia Health System Wound Care Center, visit sghs.org/woundcare or call 912-466-5350.
About Southeast Georgia Health System
Southeast Georgia Health System is a not-for-profit health system comprised of two acute care hospitals, two long term care facilities, two comprehensive Cancer Care Centers and multiple specialty care centers, including orthopaedic and spine care, joint replacement, breast care, maternity, outpatient rehabilitation, sleep management and wound care. The Brunswick Campus Cancer Care Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and offers the only CyberKnife® M6 with MLC technology in Georgia. Additionally, the Southeast Georgia Physician Associates medical group includes more than 140 providers working in 20 different medical specialties at more than 50 locations. The Health System is part of Coastal Community Health, a regional affiliation between Baptist Health and Southeast Georgia Health System forming a highly integrated hospital network focused on significant initiatives designed to enhance the quality and value of care provided to our contiguous communities. For more information, visit sghs.org.