Accolade Healthcare of Paxton on Pells is now a Center of Excellence in Wound Management

Accolade Healthcare of Paxton on Pells is proud to be recognized as a Center of Excellence in Wound Management by Vohra Wound Physicians. Vohra is a physician led wound care group that is currently operating in 28 states. The Center of Excellence Award is only given to superior skilled nursing facilities that meet the below criteria yearly.

  • Less than 1% wound-related hospitalization rate
  • Regular team meeting with a focus on Quality and Process Improvement (QAPI)
  • Designated Vohra wound care certified nurse with availability 7 days a week

Partnering with Vohra allows Accolade Healthcare residents needing wound care treatment to benefit from weekly in-house rounds from a Wound Care Physician. Offering bedside care is not only convenient, but a preferred method to improve healing times.

Paxton on Pells Wound Nurse, Amy Turner is dedicated to the needs of post-acute wounds and residents seeking long-term wound management. “We are excited to be designated as a Center of Excellence in Wound Management here at Paxton on Pells. This is a tribute to our nursing team’s hard work and dedication to each resident’s individualized needs. Amy’s attention to detail and her continuing education to keep up with best practices are some of her best qualities that have proven successful in her role. Our entire Accolade Healthcare team is proud of her achievement,” said Sara Collins-Bickers, Director of Nursing at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton on Pells.

Amy shares the success of the Paxton on Pells Wound Care Program to her ability to work while obtaining further education. Amy Turner, Wound Care Nurse notes that “Vohra Wound Physicians provided the education to obtain the wound care certification, which was extensive and allowed me to build upon my clinician skills. I love the challenges that a difficult case can present. My favorite part is to see an extensive wound become healed through months of treatment, but the most gratifying is the quality of life that can be restored once a patient is healed.”

Vohra’s team stated, “When a patient is discharged to a designated Vohra Center of Excellence, hospitals can be assured that the patient will be attended to by a wound physician that provides bedside services, a nurse who has been educated and trained on chronic wounds, and a multispecialty interdisciplinary team prepared to optimize healing.”