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Wound Care Services at Texas Health Stephenville Recognized for Quality Care
05/07/2010

Wound Care Services award
Pictured (from left) are Christopher Leu, hospital president, Marcy Derrick, administrative director, Patty Weidemann, director of Wound Care Services, and Richard Vandever, area vice president for Diversified Clinical Services.

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville’s Wound Care Services has been named a Center of Distinction. The award recognizes wound care programs that post high patient satisfaction scores, show good healing results and demonstrate good clinical outcomes.

Since opening in November 2006, Texas Health Stephenville’s Wound Care Services team treats patients with chronic non-healing wounds.

“We are excited for the great work of Texas Health Stephenville’s Wound Care Services to be recognized,” said Christopher Leu, hospital president. “The physicians on the medical staff and the employees in Wound Care Services are dedicated to improving the lives of the patients we serve.”

Wound Care Services is an outpatient program that provides treatment for debilitating wounds that often haven’t healed after months or even years. The specialized treatments at the center often can get people back to normal, everyday life often within a matter of weeks and months.

“So many of our patients have been living with wounds that haven’t healed and are significantly impacting their quality of life,” said Patty Weidemann, program director. “We invite anyone who has been living with a wound that simply isn’t healing to call to see if wound care services could help. We offer patients an individualized care plan that focuses on specialized wound care treatments. These specialized treatments can heal some wounds that have not responded to other treatments.”

An estimated eight million Americans suffer from chronic wounds, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic wounds can be exacerbated by many different medical conditions. The healing rate at the Stephenville center during the last 12 months is 96 percent, which is higher than the national average of 89 percent.

Diversified Clinical Services gave Texas Health Stephenville Wound Care Services the award. For more information, visit TexasHealth.org/StephenvilleWoundCare.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital's services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and wound care. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Stephenville.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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