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CVH Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicince Center earns award

Cascade Valley Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center staff receive a
Cascade Valley Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center staff receive a 'Center for Excellence' award for 2013.
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ARLINGTON — The Cascade Valley Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center has received recognition as a “Center for Excellence” for 2013. This award indicates that the center has achieved outstanding patient outcomes for the last 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction of more than 92 percent, and a minimum 91 percent wound healing rate, within 30 median days to heal. The Cascade Valley Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is the only wound care facility in Washington state to be awarded this honor.

The Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics Network of more than 500 centers, which provide access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating more than 2 million chronic wounds. In the Cascade Valley Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, more than 380 patients in the community were provided specialized treatment for chronic and non-healing wounds. The center features two state of the art hyperbaric oxygen chambers, which are used to treat wounds related to a variety of conditions, including diabetic foot ulcers, bone and tissue injuries, necrotizing infections, skin grafts and more. Treatments are non-invasive, and designed to drive oxygen deep into body tissue, which promotes healing. More than 30 patients were treated with hyperbaric medicine in the community in 2013.

“Our Wound Care Center heals chronic wounds of patients who might otherwise experience an amputation or other life-threatening conditions,” Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics CEO Clark Jones said. “We are proud to provide this specialized and needed service to our community.”

“We’re  honored,” Wound Care Program Director Michael Handley said. “It’s a privilege to be part of a great collaborative effort between the hospital, physicians and Healogics. Together, we are able to heal patients in our community, getting them get back to living happy, healthy lives.”

The mission of the Cascade Valley Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is to provide expert, evidence-based medical treatment to patients who suffer from wounds that have failed to heal despite usual medical treatment. The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is located Suite 10 at 875 Wesley St. in Arlington, WA. Please call 360-403-8158 for more information.

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