Southcoast Health Wound Care Recognized for Clinical Excellence in Patient Satisfaction and Wound Healing Rates

Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

Serving the community for over 11 years, Southcoast Health Wound Care has received national recognition for clinical excellence at Charlton Memorial and St. Luke’s hospitals with the Center of Distinction award from Healogics® for 2023.

“Earning this respected award year after year confirms that we continue to deliver exceptional care at the Southcoast Health Wound Care Centers,” said Robert Sandfort, MD, Medical Director of the St. Luke’s Hospital Wound Care Center. “As one of the program medical directors, I am proud to be a part of this service and have the privilege to work alongside a wonderful team that is passionate about delivering advanced wound care to our patients and community. They are true professionals and the work they do each day ensures a better quality of life for those living with acute and chronic conditions.”

For the 2023 award evaluation timeframe, both Southcoast Health Wound Care locations achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including a patient satisfaction rate higher than 92 percent.

According to Healogics data, an estimated 7 million Americans are living with a chronic or non-healing wound. The longer a chronic wound remains untreated, the greater the risk of infection, hospitalization and amputation.

Expanding this critical service across the region, Southcoast Health additionally opened a third wound care location, the Makepeace Wound Care Center, nine months ago at Tobey Hospital in Wareham, Massachusetts.

“This recognition is a testament to the exceptional care and dedication demonstrated by our wound care providers, leaders and clinicians. They all work together to deliver personalized and effective treatment plans to our patients,” said Cheryl Thompson, RN, Market Director for Southcoast Health Wound Care Centers. “We are so proud of this accomplishment and remain committed to ensuring our patients receive the highest quality care, delivered with compassion and empathy.”

Southcoast Health Wound Care is the first comprehensive wound care program in southeastern Massachusetts and offers the latest technology and treatments. It is a member of the Healogics network of over 600 Wound Care Centers offering specialized care to patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds.

Advanced wound care modalities provided by Southcoast Health wound care experts include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, compression therapy, bio-engineered tissues, and biosynthetic dressings. Southcoast Health Wound Care also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, an innovation treatment option that surrounds the patient with 100 percent oxygen to promote faster healing.

To learn more about wound care at Southcoast Health visit Wound Care Fall River, New Bedford & Wareham MA | Southcoast Health.