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The Villages® Regional Hospital Wound Care Center Recognized with National Award for Excellence

Quality Care | Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Contact: Andrea Sellers

The Villages® Regional Hospital physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered today to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to the hospital's Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center for the fourth consecutive year. The Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to heal.

"We are very excited to receive this prestigious award for our Wound Care Center in The Villages," stated Bill Pfingsten, FACHE, vice president of ambulatory services for Central Florida Health, the parent organization of The Villages® Regional Hospital. "This honor gives great recognition to our staff and physicians for the care they provide. The patients we treat are often struggling with very difficult wounds and our Wound Care & Hyperbaric Centers may be their last chance at healing."

The Villages® Regional Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Advanced treatments include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

"If you are living with a wound that is slow to heal or hasn't healed at all, we can help," commented Panthipa Laowansiri, MD, the center's physician and medical director. "Our mission is to share our wound care expertise everywhere we can, for anyone who would benefit, by the best means available."

The Villages® Regional Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center opened in 2013 as an outpatient department of the hospital. Referrals are not required and the Center is located on the East Campus across US Hwy 441 from the hospital. The phone number is (352) 751-8820 and the address is 1501 US Hwy 441 N., The Villages, FL.