Myrtle Beach - The Advanced Wound Center at Grand Strand Health has received the Center of Distinction award from Healogics, the nation's leading and largest wound care management company.

Grand Strand Health's Advanced Wound Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for

12 consecutive months, 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.

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 offered at the 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.

"Our goal is to help individuals experience optimal quality of life," says Dana Pournaras, MD, medical director and wound care specialist. "We have multiple therapies to help patients achieve healing results in the shortest time possible."

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

About Healogics, Inc.: 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(R) 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 www.healogics.com.