Hospital News

7/20/20

LONDON, Ky. (July 21, 2020) – The Saint Joseph London Wound Care Center has been recognized as a Healogics®️ Center of Distinction, which is a national recognition for clinical excellence given by the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The center was recognized for outstanding clinical outcomes achieved over 12 consecutive months, including specific achievements such as a patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent and a minimum wound-healing rate of at least 92 percent, within 28 median days to heal. There were 601 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 367 were recognized.

“We are honored to receive a Center of Distinction award from Healogics,” said John Yanes, president, Saint Joseph London. “The Saint Joseph London Wound Care Center is committed to compassionately treating chronic wounds, and this award represents our team’s hard work and dedication to our patients.”

The Saint Joseph London Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics network of more than 600 Wound Care Centers®, and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Leading-edge treatments at the center 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.

The Saint Joseph London Wound Care Center is adhering to official Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health and safety guidelines to ensure patient and staff safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about Saint Joseph London Wound Care Center services or to make an appointment, call 606.330.6640.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About Saint Joseph London
Saint Joseph London is a 150-bed full service hospital located in London, KY. Established in 1926, the facility serves patients from southeastern Kentucky, including those from Clay, Laurel, Jackson, Whitley, Knox and Pulaski counties. The current $152 million regional hospital opened in 2010, and offers all private patient rooms, with most overlooking a small lake and garden on the 52-acre healing environment.

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