KDMC Wound Care at King's Daughters Medical Center Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

Brookhaven, MS KDMC Wound Care at King's Daughters Medical Center has been recognized with a national award for clinical excellence.

Leaders, physicians and clinicians from King's Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) gathered today to celebrate the Center of Distinction award, which was given to KDMC Wound Care by Healogics, the nation's leading and largest wound care management company.

KDMC Wound Care achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days. Out of 630 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, 334 achieved this honor in 2016.

Dr. Steve Mills, Medical Director of KDMC Wound care said, "It has been my pleasure to be a small part of a remarkable team of people who continue to do a fantastic job taking care of patients here at KDMC Wound Care. Their expertise coupled with a true compassion for our patients is what makes our therapy so effective. Our goal is always a 100% heal rate."

The Wound Care Center® is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 Centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. KDMC Wound Care 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. Some of the leading-edge treatments offered at the Wound Care Center include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, offloading or total contact casts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Kelli Rego RN, WCC KDMC Wound Care Program Director stated "We have an amazing group of physicians, practitioners, and nurses here at the clinic who love wound care and truly care about healing the patients. Patients become family and every wound healed is celebrated. I am so proud of this team and the effort they have put into achieving this award for clinical excellence. With that being said, we are looking ahead to receiving the Center of Distinction again next year."

King's Daughters Wound Care Center - where we specialize in diabetic wound care and healing chronic wounds of all types. Using the latest techniques in wound care coupled with expertly trained physicians and clinicians, we are able to heal those wounds that time alone cannot. In fact, King's Daughters Wound Care has an 81%+ heal rate and more than 83% of wounds we treat are healed in 16 weeks or less—even those that don't typically respond to conventional treatment.

Outpatient services include Hyperbaric chamber treatment, wound debridement, diabetic foot care, total contact casting, wound vac dressing and others. Most treatments done in our Wound Healing Center are covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance plans. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 601.835.9444

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and saw over 300,000 new patients in 2016 through a connected network of partner hospitals and Wound Care Centers, academic medical centers, and other post-acute sites. Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing patient population. A fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm, is the majority shareholder of Healogics. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com.

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601.833.6011  |  427 Highway 51 North, Brookhaven, MS 39601

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