It’s Wound Care Awareness Week 2017!

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Over 6.7 million people in the United States are living with chronic wounds. Due to the lack of awareness of advanced wound care, the vast majority of these people do not receive the treatment they need and deserve. With this being said, we are excited to announce the fourth annual Wound Care Awareness Week. This week is dedicated to raising awareness of advanced wound care and its benefits to every patient living with chronic non-healing wounds. Through this effort, we will raise awareness of the chronic wound problem and help community physicians identify patients who may benefit from advanced wound care.

The EmergeOrtho Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center is an outpatient clinic based at North Carolina Specialty Hospital. This center has been open since 2013 and provides directed and specialized care for problem wounds that do not respond to a typical treatment plan. These type of injuries might include: Diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, pressure ulcers, non healing flaps and grafts, wounds resulting from past radiation therapy or injury, and persistent wounds associated with bony infection.

The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center has many comprehensive treatment plans which are unique for each patient to coordinate maximum healing in the smallest amount of time to help the patient return to their normal activities. Some therapies that may help a patient include: improving medical comorbidities and nutritional status, advanced dressing care, aggressive debridement programs, negative pressure wound therapy, arterial revascularization procedures, reversal of venous insufficiency, application of dermal skin substitutes and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Dr. Burns is a graduate of Davidson College and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and has worked in general surgery for 12 years. He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife and two children.

Dr. Weeks completed her undergraduate studies at Duke University and obtained her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Weeks is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology American College of Phlebology Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, American College of Radiology, and North Carolina Medical Society. She lives in Hillsborough with her husband and four daughters.

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.