The Wound and Hyperbaric Treatment Center at Adirondack Health has received a national award for superior customer service and exceptional patient care. Located on Old Lake Colby Road behind Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, the Wound Care Center and its staff of specially trained physicians, registered nurses and medical professionals are the recipients of the Center of Distinction Award. The award is presented by Healogics, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in wound care services.
“In order to excel at the treatment of complex wounds, one needs persistence, a skilled team and the appropriate tools,” said Dr. Claude Roland, FACS, Medical Director for Wound Care. “We are very fortunate to have been able to provide these elements for success to the numerous patients we have had the privilege to help since we opened our doors in February, 2012.”
To be considered for the special designation, the Wound Care Center achieved exceptional clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction ratings over 92 percent, a wound healing rate of 91 percent within 30 days, and other quality outcomes. Of the 511 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, only 157 achieved the honor – including the Wound Care Center at Adirondack Health.
The Wound and Hyperbaric Treatment Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds that have not responded to previous therapies. Advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy and negative pressure wound therapy.