SRMC Advanced Wound Center receives Center of Distinction Award

June 19, 2017

Etowah, TN (June 16, 2017) The Advanced Wound Center and Hyperbarics at Starr Regional Medical Center has been recognized with a national award for clinical excellence.

Pictured from left to right: Adena Price, Wound Care Nurse; Mark Nichols, Starr Regional CEO; Susan Speed,
Nurse Manager; Analisa Colella, Program Director; Michael Herr, Starr Regional COO; Tonya Debuty, HBO Tech;
Sarah Ramos, Office Coordinator  and Scott Vinsant, Healogics Area Vice President.

Leaders, physicians and clinicians from Starr Regional gathered last Thursday to celebrate the Center of Distinction award, which was given to the Advanced Wound Center by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company.

Starr Regional’s Wound Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months in 2016, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days. Out of 630 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, 334 achieved this honor in 2017.

“Our goal is always to provide our community with the highest-quality care possible,” said Mark Nichols, CEO of Starr Regional. “Receiving this award for excellence in our Advanced Wound Care Center shows the teams unwavering commitment to our patients.”

The Wound Care 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. Starr Regional’s Advanced Wound 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 Wound Care 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.

“By combining the best practices and cutting edge technologies, while maintaining personalized, compassionate care, we are able to provide our patients the best possible wound care in the region,” said Analisa Colella, Program Director for the Wound Center. “The team takes great pride in both the clinical outcomes and patient experience and this award indicates the quality of care we deliver to our patients.”

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and saw over 300,000 new patients in 2016 through a connected network of partner hospitals and Wound Care Centers, academic medical centers, and other post‐acute sites. Healogics utilizes an evidence‐based systematic approach to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing patient population. A fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm, is the majority shareholder of Healogics. For more information, please visit