Wound Care Center Named ‘Center of Excellence’ by Healogics, Inc.

Third Straight Year of Recognition to Facility that Treats Chronic Wounds

LEXINGTON, N.C. – April 11, 2016 – The Wound Care Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center has been named a “Center of Distinction’’ by Healogics, Inc. for the third straight year.

Healogics also recognized the Wound Care Center for the second straight year with its Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which is given to centers that have maintained the “distinction’’ level for at least two years. Warriner was a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics.

The awards recognize the Wound Care Center for its outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 days.

Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Out of nearly 800 wound care centers, 168 were eligible and 110 were honored as a Center of Excellence.

The Wound Care Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center treats patients for diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy and special wound dressings.

“There is well-documented evidence for the appropriate treatment of various kinds of wounds. But even in places that presume to call themselves wound care centers, set standards are actually infrequently met,’’ said Dale Danneker, M.D., medical director of the Wound Care Center at Lexington Medical Center. “We make sure we adhere to those steps in wound healing that have proven to be effective. Our patients come here and their healing rate improves dramatically. We have really good leadership and staff dedicated to continued improvement.”

Media contact: Amber Kirkman, akirkman@wakehealth.edu, 336-238-0295.

About Lexington Medical Center

Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center, with 94 acute care beds, is part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and operates14 hospital-owned physician practices and a public pharmacy. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s esteemed standards-setting and accrediting body for health care quality. Lexington Medical Center serves as a satellite provider of Wake Forest Baptist Health specialty services including digestive health, urogynecology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, and ENT Head and Neck surgery.