Mountain Vista Medical Center has been recognized as a Center of Distinction for wound care by Healogics, Inc.,  the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, making it one of very few locations in Arizona to have earned this national award.

Five hundred and six centers were eligible for the Center of Distinction award, and only 172 centers across the country achieved the honor. The award distinguishes Mountain Vista Medical Center as one of the top wound care centers in the country and is given to facilities that have outstanding patient outcomes for 12 months or more.

Mountain Vista Medical Center earned the Center of Distinction recognition for having a patient satisfaction rate of 92 percent, a wound healing rate of 98 percent, and an average of 27 days for wounds to heal after treatment. 

“Receiving this honor is a tremendous deal to our team because it recognizes the continued dedication we have to our patients, as they are our first priority,” said Eric Schlesinger, M.D., General Surgery Wound Care Medical Director at Mountain Vista Medical Center. “Our goal is to consistently provide the very best care possible, and although it’s extremely gratifying to receive a national recognition like this, it cannot compare to the feeling we have when our patients are healed after receiving the right type of specialized treatment.”

Nationally, approximately 7 million people suffer from chronic, open wounds, usually involving the lower extremities. This serious condition can cause significant impairment in the quality of life and may lead to limb amputation if left untreated. Non-healing wounds frequently occur in the elderly and in people with diabetes, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and chronic vein disorders such as varicose veins and venous thrombosis and prolonged immobility.

As a member of the Healogics Network of more than 635 Centers, Mountain Vista Medical Center provides access to benchmarking data from its experience in treating more than 2 million chronic wounds. The hospital 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. Advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

The trained specialists at Mountain Vista Medical Center follow a multidisciplinary approach to wound healing. After an initial evaluation, each patient receives a comprehensive, individualized plan designed to help heal complicated wounds. The team works to address the underlying cause of the problem, control infection and improve the overall health of its patients.

“At Mountain Vista Medical Center, we are committed to providing the highest-quality care possible,” said Tony Marinello, CEO of Mountain Vista Medical Center. “This award reinforces what we strive to achieve every day: great patient outcomes.”

For more information about wound healing at Mountain Vista Medical Center, call (480) 358-6090 or visit