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Lake Regional Wound Healing Center Earns National Award Third Year in a Row

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Lake Regional Wound Healing Center has been named a Center of Distinction by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Wound Healing Center achieved outstanding patient outcomes for the past 12 months, including patient satisfaction of 92 percent, wound healing rate of 92 percent and a median of 28 days to heal.

“This is the third year in a row since 2017 that we have been able to reach this honor,” said Laurie Lowther, R.N., Lake Regional’s Wound Healing Center director. “This award is important to us because it focuses on the patient and excellent outcomes. We have a highly experienced staff that is trained to follow a proven pathway to heal chronic wounds.”

Patients come to Lake Regional Wound Healing Center for highly specialized care for diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.

“Working in the Wound Healing Center is extremely rewarding,” said Justin Shatto, M.D., Lake Regional general surgeon and medical director of the Wound Healing Center. “I’m proud to be a part of the patient’s healing process, and I’m proud to be a part of this team who competed with 601 centers that were eligible for this award.”

One of the highly specialized treatments offered by Lake Regional Wound Healing Center is hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The hyperbaric oxygen chamber surrounds patients with 100-percent oxygen at higher-than-normal atmospheric pressure. This painless therapy increases the amount of oxygen in the patient’s blood and allows red blood cells to pass more easily into the wound, healing it from the inside out.

In addition to tissue oxygenation, Lake Regional Wound Healing Center also provides skin grafting, wound debridement, noninvasive vascular studies, specialty wound dressings and other treatments aimed at healing hard-to-heal wounds. They also offer venous ablation to treat advanced venous disease.

For more information, visit www.lakeregional.com/whc. To schedule an appointment, call 573-302-2990.

Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to residents and visitors throughout the mid-Missouri region. The hospital is a Level II Stroke Center, Level II STEMI (heart attack) Center and Level III Trauma Center. Lake Regional also provides a wide range of specialty care, including cancer care, heart care and orthopedics. Plus, Lake Regional operates primary care clinics, Express Care clinics, rehab therapy clinics, programs for home health and hospice, and retail pharmacies. To learn more, visit lakeregional.com.