The Rush Health System, located in Meridian, Mississippi and WoundCentrics, based in New
Braunfels,Texas, have announced a Specialized Wound Care Services agreement to provide
clinical care and management services beginning in January 2018.
The Rush Health System is comprised of seven hospitals and more that fifty specialty and
primary care practices serving the citizens of East Central Mississippi and West Alabama.
WoundCentrics will focus on three areas in the Rush Health System including in-patient wound
care services in the 215 bed Rush Foundation Hospital. WoundCentrics will begin to manage the
outpatient Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center January 1, 2019. And, the WoundCentrics
wound care specialist providers will deliver wound care services, including procedures, to the
patients of the Specialty Hospital of Meridian, a 49-bed long-term acute care hospital.
The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Rush Foundation Hospital was established in 1997 to
provide advanced wound care to patients with chronic or slow to heal wounds. The outpatient
wound center is staffed by Medical Director Dr. Johnathan Lee and Dr. Kevin Ward and Ellen
Taylor, Nurse Practioner, Reggie Stewart, Program Director and the trained nursing and
WoundCentrics will manage the Wound Care clinic program, provide clinical training and fully
integrate the wound program into the continuum of care in the Rush system.
“We are pleased to be a partner with the Rush Health System and align our efforts to deliver
quality, advanced wound care services in the system,” stated Stuart Oertli, Chief Operating
Officer. “Our mid-level providers will team up with the current physicians and clinical staff to
focus on the wound care patients in the community and assist Rush with their goal of delivering
WoundCentrics is a 12 year old national wound care company that operates Wound Care
Centers, employees, trains and manages wound care physicians and providers and offers
clinical service agreements in Hospitals, Long Term Acute Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospitals and
Skilled Nursing Homes.