Island Health is honored to announce Island Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine is a recipient of RestorixHealth’s highest achievement, the Wound Center of Excellence Award. Recipients of this prestigious award meet or exceed national wound care quality benchmarks over a set period of time.
The Wound Center of Excellence Award distinguishes centers that have demonstrated exceptional success by meeting or exceeding clinical and operational benchmarks in several categories, including healing benchmarks and adherence to clinical practice pathways, along with a patient satisfaction rate of 96% or higher.
“This achievement reaffirms our commitment through our partnership with RestorixHealth to improve the health and quality of life for those in our community with wounds,” said Island Health CEO Elise Cutter. “We are proud to be recognized for the outstanding care that Dr. Burrus and our wound care staff provide our patients every day.”
Island Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine is dedicated to optimizing outcomes and preventing lower limb loss in patients with non-healing wounds. The approach to wound care is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies and techniques that are proven to reduce healing time and improve healing rates.
The center is staffed with clinicians with advanced training in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO)—an advanced wound-healing treatment that delivers 100% oxygen inside a pressurized chamber.
HBO therapy may be used for a number of indications, including:
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
- Arterial insufficiencies (reduced blood flow to the arteries)
- Compromised grafts and flaps
- Crush injuries
- Delayed radiation injury (Mandibular osteoradionecrosis; Soft tissue radionecrosis; Enteritis; Proctitis; Cystitis)
- Acute traumatic ischemias (Trauma to a limb)
- Air or gas embolism
- Central retinal artery occlusion
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis (bone infection)
- Gas gangrene
- Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
Integrating a team of wound care professionals optimizes patient care, while offering the most advanced healing options.
Island Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine is located at 1015 25th Street in Anacortes and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please visit islandhealth.org/department/island-wound-care-hyperbaric-medicine/ or call 360.899.4600.
Committed to excellence in wound care, RestorixHealth is the wound care solutions company providing programs, services, products and education across the care continuum. From developing and operating wound centers in partnership with hospitals, through supporting long-term care facilities with education and supplies, to providing in-home care, RestorixHealth’s solutions increase access to care, reduce hospital admissions, lower or avoid direct care costs and most importantly, improve patient outcomes and quality of life. For more information, visit www.RestorixHealth.com.
Published on August 22, 2023