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Pictured is the Southeast Georgia Health System Wound Care Center team, Dr. Paula Legere, from left, in front, Dr. Enrique C. Martinez, Katie Mellinger, hyperbaric oxygen technologist, Robyn Snell, front office coordinator, Whitney E. McConnell, DPM, Ashley Holland, R.N., clinical nurse manager, Janice Moody, R.N., Dr. Eric Segerbert and Herman Levy, M.D.; in back are Meredith Reilly, program director, from left, Hannah Duncan, LPN, Jim Todd, R.N., Cherish Walker, front office coordinator, Peyton Usher, R.N. and Michael Fleming, safety manager.

Southeast Georgia Health System Wound Care Center physician, clinicians and staff recently gathered to celebrate receiving the Robert A. Warriner III M.D. Center of Excellence award for a second year in a row. The wound care 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, for a minimum of two consecutive years. The Wound Care Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Only 342 of Healogics network of nearly 700 centers were honored. The award is named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former chief medical officer for Healogics.

“We are proud to have received this award again, as it exemplifies the dedication our specially trained team has in ensuring the best possible outcomes in wound healing for our patients,” said 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.”

The wound care center, adjacent to the Brunswick Campus of the health system, is a member of Healogics, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds.

The Southeast Georgia Health System Wound Care Center offers specialized wound care to patients with diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Some of the leading-edge treatments offered at the wound care center include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, offloading or total contact casts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

“One of the biggest challenges in healing wounds is people waiting too long to seek treatment. When people seek treatment early we have the ability to heal that wound much faster and the outcomes are more favorable for the patient,” explained Meredith Reilly, director, wound care center. “This award validates that we have met the highest standards for quality care and patient satisfaction.”

For more information, visit sghs.org/woundcare, or call 912-466-5350.