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.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is a 73-bed acute-care hospital serving the northern Collin County area since 2000. The hospital’s services include women’s services, a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics, pediatrics, wound care and sleep medicine. Texas Health Allen, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has more than 500 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 25 specialties. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Allen.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education. For more information about Texas Health Resources, 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.