Cornerstone Hospital of Austin - Round Rock Opens New Wound Center with Wound Care Advantage

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Diabetes and obesity have reached an epidemic level in Texas. These conditions are a breeding ground for patients with non-healing wounds.

“Having an outpatient wound care center allows us to provide a better continuum of care for patients who require specialized wound care management in an outpatient setting.”

Cornerstone Hospital of Austin – Round Rock recently partnered with Wound Care Advantage (WCA) to open a specialized outpatient wound center. The partnership strengthens the hospital’s commitment to the specialty of wound care by joining a network of wound centers across the country currently being served by WCA.

Cornerstone Hospital’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine offers advanced wound care treatments and hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help heal wounds, including diabetic wounds of the lower extremities, pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, ischemic ulcers, traumatic ulcers, radiation wounds, atypical wounds and post-surgical wounds.

Diabetes and obesity have reached an epidemic level in Texas. Texas currently has the 15th highest adult obesity (30.9% of the population) and the 13th highest rate of adult diabetics (10.9% of the population). These conditions are a breeding ground for patients with non-healing wounds. Poor circulation, infection, diabetes, obesity and injuries can cause advanced wounds that are difficult to heal without specialty care.

More than 60 percent of non-traumatic, lower-limb amputations occur in people with diabetes. Comprehensive foot care programs have been shown to reduce amputation rates in diabetics by 45 to 85 percent. Wound healing increases a patient’s quality of life and works toward limb preservation in both diabetic and non-diabetic patients.

“Cornerstone Hospital of Austin – Round Rock is committed to providing outstanding wound healing results in both our hospital and wound center,” stated Ed Dyer, Chief Executive Officer at Cornerstone Hospital. “Having an outpatient wound care center allows us to provide a better continuum of care for patients who require specialized wound care management in an outpatient setting.”

Wound Care Advantage, an innovative serviced-based wound care company, provides the necessary tools for a well-equipped wound care program. Transitioning wound care management providers can be a complex undertaking. WCA provides transition specialists to guide hospital executives through the entire process, making it as smooth as possible.

“Wound Care Advantage is a nationally recognized company that has high expectations and standards that complement those of Cornerstone Hospital,” Stephanie Rodriguez, Regional DPR for Cornerstone Hospital said. “The partnership adds greater depth to our services while maintaining our focus on quality patient care.”

“We are extremely excited about our partnership with Cornerstone Hospital of Austin - Round Rock,” said Nancy Zeller, President of Wound Care Advantage. “Our team at Wound Care Advantage has always put providing outstanding patient care as our number one priority. By working with great hospitals like Cornerstone Hospital, we are able to help more patients who are battling complex advanced wounds.”

To learn more about Cornerstone Hospital of Austin – Round Rock’s outpatient wound healing program call 512.671.1100. To learn more about Wound Care Advantage, call 888.484.3922 or email info(at)thewca(dot)com.

About Cornerstone Hospital of Austin – Round Rock
Cornerstone Hospital of Austin – Round Rock, an affiliate of Cornerstone Healthcare Group, is a licensed long-term acute care hospital with Joint Commission accreditation, containing a total of 54 licensed beds including a state-of-the-art 12 bed Intensive Care unit. The hospital is designed as a bridge in the continuum of care and is intended to facilitate the achievement of individualized, functional goals for medically complex patients. This business philosophy guides the medical programs providing services for pulmonary, wound care management, medically complex patients and medical with rehabilitation. The programs are designed to complement the continuum of care provided by traditional hospitals, skilled nursing units, home health and rehabilitation hospitals. Cornerstone Hospital of Austin – Round Rock prides itself on providing personalized care to its patients and their families. Visit http://www.chghospitals.com/roundrock.

About Cornerstone Healthcare Group
Cornerstone Healthcare Group is a Dallas-based provider of complex acute and post-acute care services owned by funds managed by Highland Capital Management, L.P. Cornerstone operates nineteen Long Term Acute Care Hospitals in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Arizona and West Virginia. Cornerstone provides care to patients in need of a longer hospital stay due to multiple, complex medical conditions requiring specialized and intense care. Treatment may start at a short-term acute care hospital and then continue at a Cornerstone hospital. Cornerstone’s hospitals provide care for patients with complex respiratory issues, including ventilation weaning, advanced wounds requiring specialized treatment, and medically complex patients requiring intensive nursing care due to multi-system failure. Our knowledgeable staff cares for each patient with compassion and respect. We embrace a strong work ethic through personal accountability and teamwork. Our mission is to provide the highest quality, patient-focused healthcare and customer service to every patient, family member, and physician we serve. Visit http://www.chghospitals.com.

About Wound Care Advantage
Founded in 2002, Wound Care Advantage’s mission is to heal patients quickly by building strong partnerships with wound centers across the country. Wound Care Advantage provides a variety of services to assist wound centers in developing clinically and financially successful programs. Using a service-based and traditional management approach, Wound Care Advantage focuses over a decade of experience on the core belief that hospitals should control their own destiny. Wound Care Advantage is a privately held company headquartered in Sierra Madre, California. Visit http://www.thewca.com.

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