Physicians, hospital leaders and clinicians gathered to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, given to The Wound Center and Center for Hyperbaric Medicine at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota by Healogics®, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 days.

"This is a significant accomplishment. The Wound Center team has a tremendous success rate treating patients and using the latest technology to improve people's lives every day," said Robert Meade, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

The 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. Leading-edge treatments at the Center include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings, and growth factor therapies.

The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.