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Front row from left: Gail Meyer, nurse practitioner; Christy Goalder, clinic nurse manager; Katie Case, program director; Terri Lambeth, area vice president for Healogics; Samantha Eastep, front office coordinator; Theresa Acklin, hyperbaric safety director; and Barbie Reid, registered nurse. Back row: Shawna Asbury, registered nurse; Dr. Trevor Beckham; Dr. Alan Allmon; Keith Morrow, vice president of clinic operations; Dr. John Wadley; and Debbie Gentry, senior director of clinic operations for Healogics. 

Bothwell Wound Healing Center physicians, leaders and staff recently celebrated the center’s Robert A Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence Award.

The Center of Excellence Award is given to wound care centers in the Healogics network that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years. Among the criteria are patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 days.

Program Director Katie Case said it’s the third consecutive year the center has earned the recognition. 

“This award is great recognition for our team and the great job they do at the Wound Healing Center,” she said. “It’s also great news for our patients, who can feel confident about the quality of the advanced therapies they receive here.”

Out of 19 eligible Healogics wound centers in Missouri, the Bothwell center was one of six to receive the award for 2018. The center, which averages about 250 visits per month, offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, debridement, biological and biosynthetic dressings, and growth factor therapies.

Case said the most common wounds treated at the center are diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers and infections that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Patients do not need a physician’s referral to schedule an appointment.

Bothwell Wound Healing Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 centers and provides access to best practices in the treatment of chronic wounds.

“Our community is fortunate to have an advanced wound center here in Sedalia,” said Keith Morrow, vice president of clinic operations for Bothwell Regional Health Center. “This award recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and commitment of the staff and the outstanding wound care that patients receive here.”

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