Sparks Wound Care Recognized for Quality

FORT SMITH, AR (March 22, 2013) – Sparks Health System is proud to announce one of our departments is being celebrated for its commitment to quality patient care. 

The Sparks Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center has earned a Center of Distinction award from Healogics Inc., the largest provider of advanced wound care services in the United States.  Sparks contracts with Healogics to manage treatment of our wound care patients.  The Sparks outpatient facility is the only healthcare location in northwest Arkansas to receive the distinction and is one of only three providers in Arkansas or Oklahoma to be honored.

“I feel extremely flattered that our staff is recognized in this manner for the quality work they do every day,” said Dennis Smith, program director of the Sparks Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center.

To be named a Center of Distinction, the Sparks Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center had to meet or exceed certain quality outcomes, including achieving a patient satisfaction rating of more than 92% and obtaining outstanding patient outcomes for 12 consecutive months. Only 125 facilities nationwide met the standards established to be awarded as a Center of Distinction.