|(April 27, 2012) Sellersville, PA - Grand View’s state-of-the-art Wound Care Center located in the Outpatient Center at Sellersville was honored with a 2011 Center of Distinction Award. It is one of 57 centers in the country to receive the Center of Distinction Award from Diversified Clinical Services based on outstanding clinical outcomes.
Grand View’s Wound Care Center has provided treatment to almost 1,000 patients since it opened in February 2010. A team of physicians and staff specially trained in wound care collaborate with the patient’s physician to develop a personalized care plan. The center has a patient satisfaction rate over 96 percent, according to data reviewed during the criteria evaluation process. Healing rates are above 96 percent in less than 28 median days to heal for 12 consecutive months. Results were benchmarked against 325 centers managed by Diversified Clinical Services. These achievements have earned Grand View an excellent reputation for specialized wound care.
Grand View Wound Care Center Director Dawn'c Wilkes, MD, shows hyperbaric oxygen treatment chambers at the center, which recently received national recognition
Grand View’s 3,500 square foot Wound Care Center is equipped with the latest technologies, including two hyperbaric oxygen treatment chambers used to treat certain types of wounds. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can help patients avoid possible amputation, debilitating health problems, and treat life-threatening infections. In this advanced wound care treatment, a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. HBOT quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and assists in healing wounds. It is also effective in treating certain types of infections, stimulating the growth of new blood vessels, and improving circulation.
Chronic and non-healing wounds are a serious heath condition affecting about 7 million people nationally. Without proper treatment, problem wounds can lead to loss of limb or life-threatening infections and debilitating health problems. They can result from a number of factors including diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, burns, surgery, vascular disease, infections, and immobility. Those particularly at-risk are the elderly and people with diabetes. The Wound Care Center helps prevent future problems by addressing the underlying cause of wounds such as hygiene, ill-fitting shoes, lack of exercise, and poor nutrition.
The Center offers access to a host of integrated services including diabetes education and nutritional management, physical therapy, pain management, laboratory evaluation, radiology, nuclear medicine, vascular evaluation, debridement, and infectious disease management. For more information, visit Grand View’s Wound Care Center
online or make an appointment by calling 215-453-3360
About Grand View Hospital
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care – particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopaedics, women’s and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. For more information about Grand View Hospital services and programs, please call the Grand View Information Line at 215-453-4300
or visit www.gvh.org