SPARKS — The Northern Nevada Medical Center Wound Care Center has been recognized by Diversified Clinical Services, Inc. (DCS), for the following outstanding patient outcomes in 2011:
• Over 92 percent patient satisfaction
• 91 percent wound healing rate within 30 median days to heal
Current statistics show that nearly 5 million Americans are afflicted with chronic, non-healing wounds. With a rapidly growing aging population and obesity rates, diseases such as diabetes, arterial and venous disease and other conditions can lead to non-healing wounds. If not treated on time, a simple cut could turn to a life-threading condition.
“We’re honored,” said Dr. Todd Inman, medical director of the Wound Care Center. “It’s a privilege to be able to provide an important and successful service to hundreds of patients. These results are a sign of the dedication the staff and the patients have invested into wound healing.”
The NNMC Wound Care Center introduced the region’s first physician-supervised hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a technology that has a nearly 90 percent effectiveness in treatment of hypoxic wounds and necrotizing soft tissue infections. With this specialized service, Northern Nevada Medical Center has been able to heal patients who might otherwise have experienced an amputation or other life-threatening condition.
DCS is the world’s largest wound care management company, with more than 500 centers. Northern Nevada Medical Center is one of the 55 centers in the country to be recognized by DCS for its outstanding clinical outcomes.
For more information, call 331-7000 or visit www.NNMC.com.