Wound Care Specialists of America of Lubbock, Texas, announced that it has merged with

WoundCentrics, LLC of New Braunfels, Texas effective October 1, 2018. The new entity will continue

operating as WoundCentrics, LLC and consolidate the most of its operations to a new corporate office to

be constructed in New Braunfels, Texas with expected completion in late 2019.

Wound Care Specialists was formed in 2009 and manages hospital based and physician owned wound

care & hyperbaric medicine clinics. Wound Care Specialists started with the acquisition of 2 Christus

hospital wound center contracts and has grown to managing 4 Christus hospital programs, including

both inpatient and outpatient wound care services.

WoundCentrics was formed in 2012 in New Braunfels, Texas, operating with a provider-based model

focusing primarily on post acute wound care services to Long Term Acute Care Hospitals.

WoundCentrics has grown from its first single LTACH location to 27 Long Term Acute Care Hospital

clients located in 14 states and provides its specialized wound care services to numerous Skilled Nursing

Facilities, Rehabilitation Hospitals, and Acute Care Hospitals. The merged companies will also operate 13

outpatients wound and hyperbaric centers.

“Wound Care Specialists merging with WoundCentrics will allow both companies to create synergies and

operate under one umbrella in the markets we serve together,” stated Rodney Franklin, MD, CEO of

WoundCentrics. “WoundCentrics will have a larger footprint in the wound care market and allow for us

to serve our clients better and afford our team more resources for scaling our clinical and business

operations.” Dr. Franklin explained.

Stuart Oertli, WoundCentrics Chief Operating Officer, shared his thoughts on the merger saying “it is an

exciting time for the company as we grow, starting new partnerships and expanding others. While such

rapid growth can be challenging at times, we have seen how much our services mean to the patients

and organizations we serve.”