Trident Medical Center Earns National Wound Care Recognition
North Charleston, SC (August 14, 2018) - Trident Medical Center’s Advanced Wound Care Center has earned national recognition. “We are proud to be recognized as a 2017 Healogics President’s Circle Center of Distinction,” said wound care specialist Timothy Gregory, MD. “The President’s Circle is especially rewarding in that it places the work we do among the top 2% of the nearly 800 Healogics wound care centers in the United States.” Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound healing services. Dr. Gregory is the medical director of Trident’s Advanced Wound Care Center.
If an individual has a history of poor wound healing or if a wound has not healed within four weeks it’s often recommended they follow up with a wound care specialist. Some of the common diseases treated for wounds are related to diabetes, venous stasis diabetes, peripheral arterial disease and wounds related to trauma.
Wound care specialist Anne Edwards, MD, who treats patients at Trident’s Advanced Wound Care Center, said, “Many of the wounds we treat are very complex. For the patients it’s sometimes a long journey to completion, but final closure of these complex wounds is very gratifying for them. Some wounds are critical and we see these patients immediately. More often, we are consulted for wounds other physicians have treated, but haven’t had measurable results.”
Both Dr. Gregory and Dr. Edwards agree the nursing and clinical teams they work with play an important role in the success of their patients. “Our staff are experienced and thoughtful. Our nurses are highly skilled in wound care-specific procedures, especially in regards to complex wounds.” Trident Medical Center’s Advanced Wound Care Center has two hyperbaric oxygen chambers, which is especially beneficial in helping heal diabetic wounds.
About Trident Health
For more than 40 years staff and physicians at Trident Health have provided acute healthcare services to families in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Services are provided through its two hospitals, Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center; two freestanding emergency departments, Moncks Corner Medical Center and Centre Pointe Emergency; and two urgent care centers, CareNow Urgent Care Goose Creek and CareNow Urgent Care North Charleston. Both hospitals have received top ranking as Joint Commission Top Hospitals for Quality Performance and are Joint Commission Certified for Advanced Heart Failure and Advanced Primary Stroke Centers. Trident Health is one of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s largest employers with more than 2,500 employees and has a medical staff of nearly 500 physicians. In 2017 it provided $47.6 million in uncompensated care and paid $35.5 million in local, state and federal taxes. To learn more about how Trident Health is growing to meet the needs of our growing region and how to join our team go to www.tridenthealthsystem.com.
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