JSMC names clinical partner for wound services
April 4, 2012
HOPKINSVILLE—National Healing Corp. (NHC), Jacksonville, Florida, is helping Jennie Stuart Medical Center (JSMC) launch a comprehensive, wound care program. NHC is the world's largest provider of hospital-based outpatient managed wound care centers and treated more than one million wounds in 2011.
Steve Topping is the program director of the Center and joins JSMC from Tullahoma, Tennessee, where he held a similar position for NHC at Harton Regional Medical Center for the past two years.
NHC holds the Disease-specific Care Certification for Wound Care from The Joint Commission national health regulatory agency. “NHC earned this designation for clinical excellence for our trademarked wound treatment protocol that helped us heal 89 percent of chronic, longtime wounds in 16 weeks, with an average heal time of eight weeks for all wound patients,” Topping said.
The new Wound Healing Center is under construction on the ground floor of JSMC at the Outpatient Procedures entrance on High Street. The Center will specialize in treatment of chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions, offering hospital-based outpatient wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Cost to build and equip the unit is about $400,000. It is scheduled to open in June.
JSMC is a private, not-for-profit health organization that includes an acute-care medical center; free-standing medical imaging, outpatient surgery, laboratory, and rehabilitation services; and an integrated physician network. Read more online at www.jsmc.org.
For more information on National Healing Corp, visit www.nationalhealing.com.