Laurel Regional Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center Designated as Center of Excellence

Laurel, Maryland, March 9, 2017 – The Laurel Regional Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center has been named a Center of Excellence by Healogics, the largest provider of advanced wound care services in the United States. Laurel Regional Hospital’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center achieved Center of Excellence status after being named as a Center of Distinction for two consecutive years. 

Laurel Regional Hospital is one of only four centers in Maryland, and the only one in the Baltimore/Washington corridor to receive the Center of Excellence distinction. Out of 334 eligible Healogics wound care centers, only 169 acheived Center of Excellence status nationally for care provided last year. The Laurel Regional Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 24 consecutive months, exceeding the benchmarks required by Healogics for designation. The center’s care team achieved a 93 percent patient satisfaction rate, 94 percent healing rate and 21 median days to heal. 

“The team at Laurel Regional Hospital ranks among the national leaders in wound care services,” says Trudy Hall, interiom president and vice president of medical affairs at Laurel Regional Hospital, a member of Dimensions Healthcare System. “This award attests to our commitment to providing the highest level of service to our wound care patients who rely on our expertise. We implement only the best practices to heal severe wounds so our patients may return to the quality of life they enjoyed prior to injury.” 

“Earning Center of Distinction status for the second consecutive year is a true testament of the staff’s knowledge and expertise,” adds Gerald M. Hayward, M.D., medical director of the Laurel Regional Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center. “We are proud to be designated as a Center of Excellence based on our remarkable patient satisfaction and outcomes, most notably a 94 percent healing rate. This recognition is well-deserved and I am extremely proud of my colleagues and team.”

The Laurel Regional Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The Laurel Regional Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine 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. Advanced treatments include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

About Laurel Regional Hospital 
Laurel Regional Hospital is an acute-care, community hospital, sited on 48 acres, conveniently located in Laurel, Maryland. It offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services to the Northern Prince George’s County community, as well as other surrounding counties. Laurel Regional Hospital houses the Gladys Spellman Specialty Care Unit, which is the only specialty care program in the area, within an acute-care hospital, providing 24-hour physician coverage. In 2015, the first ever navigational bronchoscopy procedure in Prince George’s County was performed at Laurel Regional Hospital. Laurel Regional Hospital is a proud member of Dimensions Healthcare System, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system headquartered in Prince George’s County and southern Maryland (Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties). Visit www.DimensionsHealth.org for more information. 

About Dimensions Healthcare System 
Created in 1982, Dimensions Healthcare System is an integrated, not-for-profit, community-owned organization providing comprehensive, quality healthcare services to the residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland and surrounding areas. The facilities that comprise Dimensions Healthcare System include: Bowie Health Center Campus, Family Health and Wellness Center, Laurel Regional Hospital, Prince George’s Hospital Center and the Rachel H. Pemberton Senior Health Center. Dimensions Healthcare System is the largest provider of healthcare services headquartered in Prince George’s County, Maryland, caring for more than 150,000 patients each year. Both hospitals within Dimensions Healthcare System have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report. For more information about Dimensions Healthcare System, visit www.dimensionshealth.org

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 approximately 285,000 new patients in 2015 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. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com.

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