Oklahoma Heart Hospital's Wound Center Receives Center of Distinction Award
Posted on March 8th, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY (March 8, 2016) – The Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) Wound Center recently received a Center of Distinction Award from the Healogics network for its high patient satisfaction scores and outstanding wound-healing rate.
In January 2015, OHH opened the wound center in Oklahoma City, which is a member of the Healogics network, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound services. OHH’s specialty clinic offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds or wounds that are difficult to heal. A chronic wound is a wound that does not heal after 30 days.
The OHH Wound Center received the award based on 12 consecutive months of outstanding clinical outcomes, including patient satisfaction scores higher than 92 percent and a minimum wound-healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days.
"It is such an honor to be recognized as a ‘Center of Distinction,’ especially since our center just celebrated its first anniversary earlier this year," said Dr. Elaine Soter, a certified wound specialist, medical director of the OHH Wound Center in Oklahoma City and Southwest Zone medical director for Healogics. "We are very proud of our high patient satisfaction scores and our stellar healing rate. After all, the longer a wound stays open, the higher chance of infection, which can cause rehospitalization and can lead to bone infection, amputation and other complications."
About the OHH Wound Center
The OHH Wound Center in Oklahoma City features six exam rooms and two hyperbaric chambers to treat certain types of wounds that do not respond to other interventions. The average time it takes wounds to heal at the clinic is about 27 days.
Doctors and clinic staff at the wound center treat a variety of conditions, including foot and leg ulcers; acute burns; non-healing surgical wounds; acute crush injuries; chronic wounds; incisions; injuries caused by radiation; and wounds caused by autoimmune diseases, among other conditions. Advanced treatments of those wounds include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings, and growth factor therapies.
Soter said their job is more than just healing a wound, especially since the majority of the wounds they treat are chronic wounds related to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other diseases.
"We evaluate the patient’s overall health and whether any other illnesses or conditions could affect their ability to heal," said Soter. "We look at all of that and put together an aggressive treatment plan to treat the whole patient, not just the hole in the patient."
If you have a wound that hasn’t healed in 30 days or a surgical wound that has become infected, ask your doctor about seeing a wound care specialist at the OHH Wound Center, located at 530 SW 80th St. in Oklahoma City. The center also accepts self-referrals. Call 405-628-6611 for more information or to schedule your appointment.
Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) is known for focusing on the patient, and family experience. Consistently recognized as a national leader in patient satisfaction, OHH also ranks in the top 1% in the nation in cardiac procedural volumes and in the top 6% in quality outcomes for cardiac surgery. As a physician owned hospital, OHH is better empowered to connect the practices of the organization to the needs of the patient. Founded in 2002,OHH’s network is one of the largest cardiovascular programs in the United States, consisting of 2 hospitals, 70 cardiovascular specialists and 60 clinics in rural and metro locations ax cross the great state of Oklahoma.
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 approximately 285,000 new patients in 2015 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.