The Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center Receives National Award for Excellence in Wound Healing

Thursday, April 11, 2019
The Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center Receives National Award for Excellence in Wound Healing

Spring Valley Hospital’s Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center was awarded the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award for its expertise in healing chronic wounds. The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services.

The Center earned a patient satisfaction rate of 96 percent and a healing rate of 98.99 percent in less than 30 median days to heal, for a minimum of two consecutive years. The wound care team treated more than 428 patients in 2018, with a daily mission to heal wounds, prevent amputations and improve patients’ quality of life.

“This award highlights the high-quality advanced wound care we provide in southern Nevada,” said Leonard Freehof, CEO/Managing Director of Spring Valley Hospital. “Along with our wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, we also have a limb salvage program to prevent amputation. By providing specialized care to people with chronic wounds, we can greatly improve their overall quality of life.”

“Our goal at the center has always been to provide quality care, encouraging wellness and educating our patients in an environment where they feel comfortable and respected," said Lubna Javed, MD, Medical Director of the Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. "We are honored to receive this award showcasing how our team’s knowledge and dedication impact individuals across the valley."

People at greatest risk for developing chronic wounds include those with chronic medical conditions or vascular disease; a weak immune system; a previous history of ulcers or long periods of best rest; unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking, or poor diet and hygiene, and those who don’t move very much. Age can also be a factor in chronic wounds.

The Spring Valley Hospital Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers® that provide access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The Center 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. Leading edge treatments at the Center include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.