OCH Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center Recognized with National Award

             The OCH Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center has been recognized as a Center of Distinction, aIMG_6268 national award for clinical excellence, given by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company. 

            “This award was achieved by our entire team working together to provide advanced, personalized care to our patients,” said Caroline Hearnsberger, program director.  “Our focus is not just on healing wounds, but also providing a better quality of life for our patients.”

            In its first full year of operation, the OCH Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center provided over 3,000 treatments to more than 350 patients. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92% and a wound healing rate of at least 91% in less than 31 median days. Out of 630 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, 334 achieved this honor in 2017.

            “Receiving this prestigious award is further evidence of the quality care that our patients consistently receive,” said Richard Hilton, OCH Regional Medical Center Administrator/CEO.  “By providing this program that’s the only one of its kind in our area, we are empowering patients to take control of their health and receive the care they need right here at home.”

            The Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 Centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds.  Located inside OCH Regional Medical Center, the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Some of the leading-edge treatments offered at the Center include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, offloading or total contact casts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

            Patients do not need a referral from a physician to make an appointment.  For more information, call 662-615-2791 or visit the web page

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