Myrtle Beach, SC- Grand Strand Health's Advanced Wound Center has received the Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence award from Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services.

This Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to heal, for a minimum of two consecutive years. Out of 413 eligible Centers, 342 were honored with this award.

Grand Strand Health's Advanced Wound Center, located at South Strand Medical Center, is an outpatient facility that 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 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.

"Our goal is to help patients improve quality of life by healing wounds," says Dr. Thomas Foreman, Wound Care Medical Director. "We have multiple therapies to help achieve healing results in the shortest time possible."

For more information about Grand Strand Health's Advanced Wound Center, please call 843-839-6000.