NC Specialty Hospital Receives 5-Star Rating from Medicare!

NCSH Durham NC 5 Stars

Medicare has released a snapshot from its Hospital Star Rating System, which rates hospitals based on 62 quality measures.  The release reveals that only 2 percent of the 4,599 hospitals in the database got five stars for the last year.  Twenty percent got four and 39 percent got three.  About 3 percent got only a single star.  North Carolina Specialty Hospital (NCSH) is in the 2 percent that got 5 stars!!

Triangle Orthopaedics jointly owns the North Carolina Specialty Hospital.  As a privately owned medical facility, it provides individualized attention to each and every patient it serves.  Conveniently located at 3916 Ben Franklin Blvd, in Durham, North Carolina, it is across the street from the Durham office of Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A.  Many TOA specialties work with NCSH, including Triangle Breast Care, TOA Surgical Specialists, Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina, and Wound Care, in addition to Orthopaedics. All of our current Bundled Payment programs include NC Specialty Hospital.

Related: Wound Care Named 2015 Center of Distinction

Wound Care Named 2015 Center of Distinction


Wound Care Center of DistinctionThe Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Centerat North Carolina Specialty Hospital has just been named a Center of Distinction by Healogics for excellence in outcomes and patient satisfaction.  The Wound Care Center is collaboratively managed by Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A., North Carolina Specialty Hospital, and Helaogics, Inc. and staffed by Surgeon Dr. Woody Burns and interventional radiologist Dr. Sue Weeks.

The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center was only one of seventeen Healogic facilities in North Carolina to receive this honor, and the only one serving Durham patients and surrounding areas of Raleigh and Chapel Hill.  Criteria for this distinction included outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal.  At the Wound Care Center, each comprehensive treatment plan is coordinated to provide maximal healing in minimal time to allow the patient to return to normal activities as soon as possible.

The Triangle Physician magazine featured the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center and its recent award as their cover story this month!  Read the article on our website here.

Wound Care in Triangle Physicians

As an outpatient clinic of North Carolina Specialty Hospital, The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds.  The Center uses an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious-diseasee management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetic education, radiology testing, and debridement to address total patient health.

To schedule an appointment with the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric center, please call (919) 595-8490.