April 03, 2023 – Appalachian Regional Healthcare Paintsville Hospital physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered today to recognize ARH Paintsville Wound Healing Center, a recipient of the Center of Distinction award by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including a patient satisfaction rate higher than 92 percent.
ARH Paintsville Hospital Chief Executive Officer Kathy Stumbo says, “We’re extremely excited to have the excellent care provided by the ARH Paintsville Wound Healing Center recognized for the third consecutive year. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other disease processes that result in chronic wounds have a high prevalence rate in eastern Kentucky. This service improves the quality and quantity of life for many patients and we’re proud of the excellent care provided by the center.”
The ARH Paintsville Wound Healing Center is a member of the Healogics network of over 600 Wound Care Centers® and offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.
Advanced wound care modalities provided by our wound care experts include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings, and growth factor therapies. The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.
ARH Paintsville Wound Healing Center Director Charles Hardin, MD, praised his staff saying receiving another award is a testament to the outstanding care provided at the wound center. He continued, “I am so proud of our team of dedicated professionals for its recent designation as a Center of Distinction and recipient of the Healogics Mid America West Region Highest Comprehensive Healing Rate.”
The Wound Healing Center serves patients from the region including Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, and Pike Counties in Kentucky and nearby counties in West Virginia.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), is a not-for-profit health system operating 14 hospitals in Barbourville, Hazard, Harlan, Hyden, Martin, McDowell, Middlesboro, Paintsville, Prestonsburg, West Liberty, Whitesburg, and South Williamson in Kentucky and Beckley and Hinton in West Virginia, as well as multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, home medical equipment stores and retail pharmacies. ARH employs more than 6,500 people with an annual payroll and benefits of $330 million generated into our local economies. ARH also has a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members. ARH is the largest provider of care and the single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third-largest private employer in southern West Virginia.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s wound healing expert. Last year over 300,000 patients received advanced wound care through a network of over 600 Wound Care Centers. Healogics also partners with over 300 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds and provides inpatient consults at more than 60 partner hospitals. As the industry leader, Healogics has the largest repository of chronic wound-specific patient data in the country. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative offers peer-reviewed research and advanced analytics in the pursuit of not only better outcomes, but a better way to provide care.