JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER’S WOUND HEALING AND HYPERBARIC CENTER RECEIVES THE 2012 CENTER OF DISTINCTION AWARD

July 3, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUPITER, Fla. (July 2, 2013) – Jupiter Medical Center is proud to announce that its Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center received the 2012 Center of Distinction Award from Healogics. This year, the award was only bestowed upon 75 centers nationwide out of a possible 550 facilities.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by Healogics with this prestigious award,” said Barry Miskin, MD, Chief of Surgery, Medical Director of Jupiter Medical Center’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center. “Each and every day, by using hyperbaric oxygen therapy, we are able to heal our patients’ wounds and return them to a normal quality of life with their families and loved ones. That in itself is something to be proud of.”

Jupiter Medical Center’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center met all of the following criteria to be considered for the award: operational for a minimum of 12 months; solely provides wound care services, hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy only or wound care/HBO programs; and excels in the following Key Performance Indicators (average for most recent calendar year): Patient Satisfaction – greater than or equal to 92%, Healing Rate – greater than or equal to 91%, Outlier Rate - less than or equal to 19%, and Median Days to Heal – less than or equal to 30.

The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at Jupiter Medical Center takes a multi-disciplinary approach to healing complex wounds. This comprehensive method delivers advanced wound therapies in an outpatient setting and offers innovative treatment modalities including bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric medicine, negative pressure therapy, biologicals and biosynthetic skin grafting, transcutaneous oxygen monitoring, Sensilase perfusion testing, and total contact casting.

“We are proud to provide this specialized and needed service to our community. It’s a privilege to be part of a great collaborative effort between the hospital, physicians and Healogics,” said Carisa Schloeman, Director of Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Services at Jupiter Medical Center. “Together, we are able to heal patients in our community, getting them get back to living happy, healthy lives.”

For more information on the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-5760.

About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 283-bed regional medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health. Founded in 1979, the Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center is the recipient of the HealthGrades ‘America’s 50 Best’ Award™ for three years in a row (2011-2013) and the Distinguished Hospital Award - Clinical Excellence™ for nine years in a row (2005-2013). For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.   

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