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

hyperbaric technicians.

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

quality care.”

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.