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Desert Springs Receives Award

 

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center recently received the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award from Diversified Clinical Services.

The award recognizes the center’s ability to meet the Center of Distinction quality standards for two consecutive years. Desert Springs Hospital achieved patient satisfaction rates of more than 90 percent, as well as an 89 percent healing rate in 30 median days.

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Desert Springs Hospital treats a wide variety of patients with wounds. One of its more unique ways of treating wound patients is with hyperbaric chambers, which use a high concentration of oxygen to fight infection and speed up the healing process. The chambers are noninvasive and painless, enabling patients to lie in the chamber and watch movies while their body is healing.

Many patients that undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Desert Springs Hospital also have diabetes. According to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, 25.8 million people of all ages are affected by diabetes in the United States. With the number of people with diabetes in the United States increasing to such large numbers, treatments such as hyperbaric chambers are and will continue to provide many people with the wound care they need.

“The latest statistics show that about 8 percent of the Nevada population has been diagnosed with diabetes and that number continues to rise so we want to do what we can to help these people,” Joyce Malaskovitz, RN, PhD, CDE, Director of Health and Wellness Services said.

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