Lake Pointe Wound Care Center Recognized for Healing Wounds and Changing Lives 
 
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 
 
 
Lake Pointe Health Network physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered today to celebrate the Center of Distinction award, which was given to the Lake Pointe Wound Care Center in recognition of its high patient satisfaction rates, exceptional healing results, and outstanding clinical outcomes over the past twelve months.  This prestigious honor was awarded by the Wound Care Center’s partner in wound healing, Diversified Clinical Services (DCS), a leading national wound care management company.  This is the second straight year that the Lake Pointe Wound Care Center has received the Center of Distinction award.

For twelve consecutive months, the Wound Care Center has achieved great success in treating chronic or non-healing wounds and in providing excellent care to over 314 patients in 2010.  

J. Eric Evans, CEO of the Lake Pointe Health Network, commented on the award, “DCS brings our wound care center the resources and expertise required to meet the increasing need for specialized wound care. We are thrilled to accept this award and look forward to continuing to provide our community the quality care they have come to expect from the Lake Pointe Wound Care Center."

Many individuals in the local community suffer from chronic and non-healing wounds—a serious disorder that can lead to amputation of limbs and dramatically impaired quality of life.  Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds occur most frequently in the elderly and in people with diabetes and other diseases—populations that are sharply rising as the nation ages and chronic diseases increase.

The Wound Care Center works with the patient’s referring physicians to determine effective courses of treatment. This comprehensive outpatient service offers advanced healing therapies often unavailable in primary care offices. These services use an interdisciplinary approach to treatment involving a variety of therapies and techniques, including debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education.  When wounds persist and resist conventional treatment, a specialized approach is required for healing. 

The Lake Pointe Wound Care Center also utilizes systemic HBOT therapy which has been used to assist wound healing for more than 40 years, and is used as an adjunctive treatment for problematic, non-healing wounds that meet specific criteria. These chambers may improve the already successful clinical results of the Wound Care Center.

“We are honored to receive this distinction, “ said Dr. Han Pham-Hulen, MD, Medical Director of the Lake Pointe Wound Care Center  “It is a privilege to be part of a great collaborative effort between the physicians and staff of the Lake Pointe Wound Care Center and Diversified Clinical Services.  Together, we are able to heal patients in our community, getting them back to living happy, healthy lives.”

Pictured from left to right:

Sulaine Ragas, PCT; Lara Staggs, RN; Dr. Sara Franklin, DO; Amy Gibson, RRT-CHT;  Whitney Marinelli, MOC; Michelle Mendoza, MOC; Kristin Whitaker, WCC Director; Karrie PettyJohn, AVP, DCS; Dr. Han Hulen, MD, medical director of the WCC; Neina Davis, RN.