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WOUND CARE AT LARGO MEDICAL CENTER RECOGNIZED WITH NATIONAL AWARD FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE
(LARGO, FL – February 2017) – The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Largo Medical Center is recognized with a national award for clinical excellence. The award was presented by Healogics*, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company.
The hospital received the award for achieving outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days. Out of 630 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, 334 achieved this honor this year.
“At Largo Medical Center, we take pride in the fact that our staff offers some of the most expert, compassionate care in the area,” said Anthony Degina, CEO, Largo Medical Center. “In fact, our patient satisfaction for this time frame in 2016 was 96%.”
That expert and compassionate care goes a long way in treating patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Some of the leading-edge treatments offered at the hospital’s wound care center include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, offloading or total contact casts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
“What should be even more satisfying for the public to know is that during 2016 our healing rate was at 100%,” said Karen Kristsky, DO, Medical Director of the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, Largo Medical Center.
To learn more about the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Largo Medical Center, check out LargoMedical.com and watch our webinar.
For an interview with Karen Kritsky, MD or Anthony Degina, CEO contact Tammy Robiconti, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at 727-348-1896.
About Largo Medical Center:
Largo Medical Center is a 425-bed statutory teaching hospital serving Pinellas County from three campuses. The hospital provides Atrial Fibrillation Care at the AFib & Heart Rhythm Centers, Behavioral Healthcare, Breast Healthcare at the Florida Breast Institute, Cardiovascular Services, Clinical Research, Company Care Occupational Healthcare, Emergency Care at 3 campuses, H2U health and wellness program, Hepatobiliary Care at The Hepatobiliary Center, Imaging and Diagnostic Services, Kidney Transplants at the Transplant Institute of Florida, Limb Saving at the Florida Limb Saving Institute, Orthopedic Care at the Florida Orthopedic Pavilion, Inpatient, Outpatient and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Robotic Surgery, Sports Medicine Care with the Florida Sports Medicine Center, Spine and Neurologic Care at the Florida Spine & Neuro Center, Surgical Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery at the Florida Bariatric Centers and Wound Care with Hyperbaric Medicine. Largo Medical Center has an American Osteopathic Association Accredited Graduate Medical Education program that is the West Coast Academic Center for NOVA Southeastern University and is affiliated with the USF Morsani College of Medicine. The hospital is recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, a Certified Advanced Heart Failure Center and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. We have an accredited AFib Center, Breast Center, Cancer Care program, Chest Pain Center with PCI, Inpatient Rehabilitation program and Bariatric/Surgical Weight Loss program. Learn more at LargoMedical.com. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.
*About Healogics, Inc.
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 over 300,000 new patients in 2016 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