NRMC Wound Center receives national honor

On first row from left are Dr. Marc Stokes, Pam Atteridge, Mayghen Rains, Andrea Rachal and Dr. Martin Aviles. On second row are Ryan Metoyer, Terri Solomon, Tracy Bishop, Justin Lee, Dale Jordan and Tylor Wilson. On back row are Viki Buras, Brittany Burr, Phillip Bullit and Jamie Fontana.

Healogics has announced its 2020 award winners, and the team at NRMC’s Wound Care Center has achieved the prestigious President’s Circle Award. NRMC is one of only 16 centers receiving this honor in the nation.

“Congratulations to the NRMC Wound Care team,” noted Lisa Thompson, RN, MEd, Clinical Director of Healogics Operations. Program Director Jamie Fontana, Medical Director Dr. Marc Stokes, and CNM Andrea Rachel, RN, provided strong and consistent leadership throughout a very difficult and challenging 2020. In spite of the challenges, this team achieved amazing results and patient outcomes that place them in the top 16 wound care centers of the organization. We are so proud of you. Congratulations!”

“Our fantastic wound care team provides families in our region with excellent wound care services. Their efforts truly save people’s lives and limbs,” explained Kirk Soileau, NRMC Chief Executive Officer.

“The demand for their services became so great that we had to expand to meet patients’ needs. In response, we opened our new Comprehensive Wound Care Center in 2020. This 7,000 square foot facility has six hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers. We have patients coming in from across the region for care. Our wound care team can heal horrific wounds using specialized treatments and our state-of-the-art technology, but it is their experience and expertise that makes the difference. The work this team does is truly extraordinary. On behalf of the NRMC family, we want to congratulate the Wound Care team on being named as a recipient of the President’s Circle Award. They deserve it,” Soileau said.

For this award, the Wound Care team achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92 percent within 28 median days to heal. The Wound Care team provides advanced wound care modalities including negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The Center’s hyperbaric oxygen therapy works by two surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound. The Center has a team of 10 multidisciplinary Panel Physicians with specialized wound care training who are committed to providing outstanding care.