Published: 07/21/2014

Evangelical’s Wound Care Clinic Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

Lewisburg, PA – Evangelical Community Hospital’s wound care physicians, leaders, and clinicians have been presented with the Center of Distinction Award, by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

The wound care and hyperbaric medicine clinic, located in the outpatient clinic on Evangelical’s main campus, achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction over 92%, a minimum 91% wound healing rate within 30 median days to heal, and other quality outcomes. Of the 511 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, only 157 achieved the honor.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our team of outstanding clinicians. From the first visit to the last, our patients are afforded the best possible care because of the excellence provided by our physicians, nurses, nutritionist, educators, surgeons, vascular specialists, and more. A center is only as good as the individuals providing the care and we at Evangelical are definitely a Center of Distinction because of our solid core of experts,” said Judy Lechler, Program Director, Wound and Hyperbaric Services at Evangelical Community Hospital.

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic wounds. Evangelical’s wound clinic 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. For patients, services include wound consultation/evaluation; ongoing assessments and treatment for consistency of care; non-invasive vascular studies; biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies; compression, negative pressure, and hyperbaric oxygen therapies; patient and family education; and bio-engineered skin substitutes.

Evangelical’s wound care clinic is a member of the Healogics Network of over 550 centers, which provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating over 2 million chronic wounds.

“Our team is dedicated to the healing of troublesome wounds in a compassionate and understanding environment. Their commitment to comprehensively managing wounds and health conditions allows patients to get back to the things they want to do and enjoying life,” said Lechler.

For more information on the Wound Clinic and Hyperbaric Medicine at Evangelical, call 570-522-4411 or visit

About Evangelical Community Hospital

Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1626 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming Counties.

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 more than 550 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and see nearly 200,000 patients per year through a connected network of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and families. Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population. For more information or to find a Wound Care Center near you, please visit

Teresa Wilson, Area Vice President of Healogics, Inc, recently presented the Evangelical Community Hospital Wound Clinic Team with the Center of Distinction Award – a national recognition of clinical excellence. Only 157 of 511 eligible wound programs received this honor.

Pictured from left to right: Laura McClintock, Certified Hyperbaric Technician; James Craven, Associate Vice President of Cardiovascular Services; Jayme Brosious, Patient Care Assistant; Jasmine Casilla, Patient Care Assistant; Carol Waughen, Director, Outpatient Clinic/Hospital Compliance Officer; Elizabeth Novack, RN, Case Manager; Sallie Jordan, RN; Teresa Wilson, Area Vice President of Healogics, Inc; James Morgan Jr. MD, FACS, Medical Director of Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine; Michael O'Keefe, President and CEO; Judy Lechler, Director, Wound and Hyperbaric Services; Frank Wetzel, Medical Assistant; Ruth Smith, RN, Clinical Coordinator; Bobbi Leister, RN, Inpatient Liaison; and Tawnya Rice, Patient Care Assistant. Not pictured: Seena Rhoads, RN, Case Manager.