On May 17th, history repeated itself for the Valley View Regional Hospital’s Wound Healing Center. For the second consecutive year, the center was presented the Center of Distinction Award for 2010.
According to Jim Henry, vice chairman of the Board of Diversified Clinical Services and company founder, the award was presented for the year 2010 in recognition of excellent healing outcomes, high patient satisfaction rates, and outstanding clinical performance. “The center’s success can be attributed to the remarkable team of skilled physicians, nurses and technicians who have a genuine passion for helping their patients to heal and restore their lives," said Henry.
Criteria for winning the award consisted of benchmarks against 310 other wound care centers located in 42 states and Puerto Rico with whom Diversified Clinical Services is involved.
Key clinical indicators were as follows:
- Number of Days to Heal -Benchmark Less than 30 days, VVRH Wound Healing Center in 24 days.
- Healing Percentage of Patients Seen - Benchmark 89 percent, VVRH Wound Healing Center 92 percent, (as of June 7, 2011, 98 percent).
- Outlier Percentage - (Number of patients who do not heal in the recommended time frame of 14 weeks or less) - Benchmark 21 percent, VVRH Wound Healing Center 19 percent.
-Patient Satisfaction - Benchmark - 90 percent, VVRH Wound Healing Center 94 percent
The Wound Healing Center at Valley View Regional Hospital is led by Dr. Queyen Ha, Medical Director, Stephanie Mowdy, APRN,MS,CCNS, Nurse Manager/Clinical Coordinator, and Cynthia Brents, Program Director. The center is also staffed with specially trained registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and assistive personnel. “The Wound Healing Center fulfills a vital need within the Ada community and surrounding area. I am proud to work with each staff member as we provide care to patients with acute and chronic wounds to help them achieve wound healing and improve their quality of life,” said Mowdy.
The Wound Healing Center is located on the ground floor of Valley View.
The Center was awarded the 2009 Center of Distinction Award in April of 2010.