Wound Care Center at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen Earns Prestigious Awards|
ALLEN, Texas — 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.
Wound healing is often very problematic and can take a long time. Fortunately for people in Collin County, the healing rate at the Wound Care Center at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen was 97 percent during 2010.
Because of the hospital program’s success, the Wound Care Center has been named a Center of Distinction and received the Robert A. Warriner Center of Excellence award. The awards recognize wound care programs that post high patient satisfaction scores, show good healing results and demonstrate high quality clinical outcomes.
“We are excited for the great work of Texas Health Allen’s Wound Care Center to be recognized,” said Sheila McKinney, hospital president. “The physicians on the medical staff and the employees in the center 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.
"These awards certainly epitomize the Wound Care Center's commitment to patient safety and satisfaction," said Dawnett Willis, Wound Care Center program director.
Diversified Clinical Services gave Texas Health Allen Wound Care Center the awards.
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