Texas Health Allen Wound Care Center earns Center of Distinction Award
05/07/2013

ALLEN, Texas — The Wound Care Center at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen has earned a Center of Distinction Award. The award recognizes centers that achieve high quality outcomes for 12 consecutive months.

Texas Health Allen Wound Care Center earns Center of Distinction Award
The Wound Care Center team at Texas Health Allen celebrates earning the Center of Distinction Award.

More than 400 patients were treated at the Texas Health Allen Wound Care Center in 2012. The center had a patient satisfaction score of more than 96 percent. Patients at the center saw their wounds heal within 30 days in 97 percent of cases.

“We are thrilled to be recognized for the care we provide each patient,” said Dawnett Willis, program director. “It is very rewarding to help patients who have often been suffering from painful, chronic wounds for a long time to get back to the activities they love doing.”

An estimated 26 million people have diabetes, According to the American Diabetes Association. Of that population, an estimated 15 percent will develop chronic wounds. In Allen, an estimated 40 percent of wound care patients have diabetes.

The center treats a wide range of wounds such as diabetic ulcers, surgical wounds, pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, venous insufficiency, traumatic wounds and burns.

“This is a highly specialized service that we can provide our patients close to home,” said Jeff Reecer, hospital president.

Healogics Inc. recognized the Texas Health Allen Wound Care Center with the award.

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.