Portneuf Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center Recognized for Excellence

Portneuf Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center Recognized for Excellence

Pocatello, ID –The Portneuf Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center team was recently awarded the President’s Circle Center of Excellence for outstanding performance.

The center was recognized for achieving patient satisfaction rates higher than 92%, a healing rate higher than 91% and a median of less than 30 days to heal during 2018. The center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. The award is named after Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a renowned physician who was a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics.

Portneuf Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers®, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which are resistant to healing with regular care.

Leading edge treatments include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered tissues, and biosynthetic dressings, in addition to hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) where the patient is surrounded with 100 percent oxygen in a special unipersonal chamber to improve would healing.

“We are very proud to receive this national award for the 8th consecutive year,” said Medical Director Julio Vasquez, MD, FACS, certified wound specialty physician and founder of the center. “We feel that it is a recognition of the consistent high quality of care we provide. This is the result of exemplary team work that focuses on obtaining the best clinical outcomes for patients with complex wounds.”

“Our team is committed to providing excellent wound care and hyperbaric oxygen treatment to our community, with high satisfaction scores, shorter times to heal and efficient use of our resources,” said Dr. Vasquez.