July 28, 2021 – A slow-healing wound is nothing to ignore. The longer
it goes untreated, the greater the risk of a serious infection, amputation
and/or complications. That’s why if you have a chronic wound—a
wound that hasn’t healed in four weeks—you should consult
the wound care experts at the
Wound Care Center on the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick or Camden Campus.
The Health System’s Brunswick Campus Wound Care Center has been recognized
for excellence in wound healing for four consecutive years. Most recently,
the center received the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Clinical Excellence
Award. This is the second year in a row the Wound Care Center has received
the award for scoring in the top 10 percent of eligible Healogics®
Wound Care Centers® on the Clinical Excellence measure, which is the
Comprehensive Healing Rate weighted by wound mix. This is a way to measure
the heal rate for every patient that comes through the clinic door. In
2017 and 2018, the center received the Center of Excellence award.
The Wound Care Center was awarded these prestigious honors by Healogics,
the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. Named
for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former
Chief Medical Officer for Healogics, only 57 centers in the country received
this award. Other notable statistics include 97.5% patient satisfaction
rate, and a healed wound rate of 96%.
“We are proud to have received this award, as it exemplifies the
dedication our specially trained team has in ensuring the best possible
outcomes in wound healing for our patients,” says Eric Segerberg,
M.D., board-certified general surgeon and medical director of the Wound
Care Center. “We are committed to providing our patients with leading-edge
technology and offering treatments that can help heal and get patients
back to their best health.”
Local care for chronic wounds is crucial since healing requires close monitoring
and often multiple treatments. To help make it easier for patients in
Camden County and the surrounding communities, the Health System opened
a Wound Care Center on its Camden Campus in 2020. Similar to the Wound
Care Center on the Brunswick Campus, the Camden Campus center is operated
in conjunction with Healogics.
Both centers offer highly specialized wound care to patients suffering
from pressure ulcers, infections, diabetic ulcers and other chronic wounds.
The staff includes physicians with advanced training in lingering wounds
caused by a variety of conditions and nurses trained in chronic wound
care. Cutting-edge treatments include negative pressure wound therapy,
total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings,
growth factor therapies and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by
surrounding the patient with 100% oxygen to help progress the healing
of the wound.
The addition of the Wound Care Center on the Camden Campus was made possible
partly because of the community’s generous support of the Georgia
HEART rural hospital tax credit program. The HEART (Helping Enhance Access
to Rural Treatment) program increases access to health care by allowing
Georgia state taxpayers to redirect their state taxes to rural hospitals
and receive a 100% state tax credit.
If you or a loved one need advanced wound care, please call 912-466-5350
to schedule an appointment or visit sghs.org/woundcare. To learn more
about the HEART program, visit sghs.org/ga-tax-credit.