For the second consecutive year, Healogics, formerly National Healing Corporation, presented Scotland Wound Healing Center the prestigious Front Runners Award.
Dana Peiko, area vice president with Healogics, presented a plaque to the Scotland Wound Healing Center’s staff.
“This Center has won an award for every year it has been open,” Peiko said. “The first year you were recognized as the New Center of the Year, last year you earned the Front Runners Award, and now again, the Front Runners Award for 2011. This is a testament to the excellent care you provide here and we at Healogics congratulate you on receiving this honor.”
Lane Harrington, Scotland Health Care System’s vice president of patient care, said receiving the award for the second consecutive year is a “phenomenal accomplishment.
“I’ve very proud of the staff efforts to ensure the community has a resource to get better without having to travel out of the area to do so.”
Paula Love, Scotland Wound Healing Center director, said that the success of the center is due to physician engagement.
“All of our physicians are very supportive of the services my staff provides,” she said. “They believe in our center and support it, as evidenced by the tremendous results we have seen in our patients over the past three years.”
Dr. Brian Parkes serves as the center’s medical director. He is joined by 10 other doctors, representing a variety of medical specialties.
“The community has been very supportive of the Center,” Parkes said. “Some patients, upon completing treatment have shared their success story with us and become a part of Scotland Health Care System’s “Believer” marketing campaign. Many other patients, too shy to be a part of the campaign, have also shared their success stories with our Wound Center staff and their friends.”
Likely candidates for treatment at Scotland Wound Healing Center are those suffering from diabetic or pressure ulcers, infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven’t healed within 30 days. The center’s hyperbaric oxygen chambers help in treating severe diabetic lower leg wounds, osteomyelitis (infection of the bone), soft tissue injury from radiation therapy, and such uncommon ailments as cyanide poisoning, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, and spider bites.