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For Immediate Release
Jul 17, 2012
Contact : Tom Paolella, Manager, Public Relations  
732-530-2282
tpaolella@meridianhealth.com

Center For Wound Healing At Bayshore Community Hospital
Receives National Recognition

Holmdel, NJ - For the second time in three years, the Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore Community Hospital has received the Center of Distinction Award from Healogics, formally Diversified Clinical Services and National Healing Corporation. At a recent ceremony, Healogics Area Vice President Nada Raiser presented the award to Bayshore, including the Center’s team of board-certified surgeons, podiatrists, and registered nurses. The award, which is given to facilities that have outstanding patient outcomes over the course of a 12-month period, was given to only 56 facilities out of Healogic’s network of more than 325 wound care centers.

In order for award consideration, wound care centers must demonstrate excellence in several key performance areas involved with non-healing wounds. A patient satisfaction rate greater than or equal to 92 percent, a healing rate greater than or equal to 91 percent, and a median days to heal of less than 30 days all must be met for consideration. The Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore Community Hospital yielded scores of 97 percent patient satisfaction, 96 percent healing rate, and an average stay of 28 days.

“The entire team is very proud to receive this award,” says Asaad H. Samra, M.D., FACS, board-certified surgeon associated with the Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore Community Hospital. “As it is our second distinction in three years, it highlights the strength of our physicians and nursing team. The industry standards are high, but we are committed to excellence and are passionate about giving our patients the highest quality of care and it shows."

Using the most up-to-date approaches in the science of wound care, these health care professionals — comprised of board-certified surgeons, podiatrists, and registered nurses — employ an interdisciplinary case management approach, with the goal of returning patients to an improved quality of life. For more information about the Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore Community Hospital please visit www.bayshorehospital.org or call (732) 497-1611.

About Bayshore Community Hospital
As a freestanding hospital located in Holmdel, NJ, Bayshore Community Hospital serves a wide geographic area encompassing towns in both Middlesex and Monmouth County. In September 2010, Bayshore Community Hospital joined Meridian Health becoming the sixth hospital in Meridian’s Monmouth and Ocean county health system. Bayshore continues to offer a wide array of services, including: emergency medicine, cardiac catheterization, surgical services, wound care, sleep services, diagnostic imaging, women's services with digital mammography, as well as a designated primary stroke center. In 2010 Bayshore Community Hospital also announced a newly developed Center for Bariatrics. Bayshore Community Hospital’s Center for Bariatrics is one of the most comprehensive in the region offering free informational sessions, pre-surgical education and evaluation, personal guidance through the surgical process, nutritional support, exercise components and support groups. For more information visit www.bayshorehospital.org.

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