Baptist Wound Care Receives Excellence Award
By WestKyStar & Baptist Health Staff
PADUCAH - Baptist Health Wound Care in Paducah is the only center in the state and one of only 29 centers nationwide to receive the President’s Circle Center of Excellence award from Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services.

Open since March 2016, Baptist Health Wound Care achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal. There were 413 Centers eligible for the Center of Excellence award, but only 29 achieved this specific honor.

“We are so pleased with the level of commitment provided by this department and with the services it provides to our patients,” said Chris Roty, Baptist Health Paducah resident.  “As one of only 29 wound care centers in the entire country to earn the President’s Circle Center of Excellence, I am very proud of the dedication to quality care Baptist Health Wound Care provides.”

Baptist Health Wound Care is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers® and provides proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Treatments include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and advanced wound dressings. Baptist Health Wound Care does not require a referral from a physician and strives to offer all new patients an appointment within 24 to 48 hours of their phone call.

“This award shows our commitment to our patients and to the quality of care we provide,” said Jamie Ehling, Baptist Health Wound Care program director. “Sharing our wound care expertise with every patient who would benefit by the best means available is our mission.  Our clinicians and staff are always fully engaged and are determined advocates for our patients. This produces award-winning treatment and excellent care.”

Baptist Health Wound Care is located at 2603 Kentucky Ave., Suite 103, inside Baptist Health Paducah Medical Park 2, and can be reached by calling 270-575-2414.

Published 07:29 PM, Wednesday Mar. 13, 2019
Updated 10:46 PM, Friday Mar. 15, 2019