NHCG offers comprehensive full-service programs that serve the community, focusing on all facets of wound care. From hyperbaric medicine, physician practices, management contracts to consulting services and dermatology, we partner with local hospitals to develop a Wound Care Center of Excellence. NHCG is the only wound care sub-specialty group providing a continuity of care model for hospitals to aid in the most difficult part of developing a center of excellence – physician recruitment and training. Our goal is to be the central core to the community-based wound care program – the hospital outpatient wound care center – that serves to provide physician-driven wound care to the inpatient program, Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies. Each community, hospital and medical staff has its own personality. We provide the necessary elements – clinical, financial and operational – to make the program as successful as possible for each given scenario.
We have developed industry-leading wound care programs in St. Petersburg, Florida at Bayfront Medical Center and in Tampa, Florida at St. Joseph’s Hospital. We have been able to significantly improve quality of care, decrease length of stay and increase referral penetration from the community (SNFs and HHAs) for these programs. In addition to wound care we also provide high quality dermatology services to homes in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties. We offer wound care and dermatology education to staff and can assist in the development of wound and skin care formularies. We are the largest provider of referrals to the hospital systems that we partner and have affiliation with in each county. In addition, we are currently developing comprehensive wound care and dermatology practices in other major urban markets (Midwest, Texas) and provide wound care strategies on a corporate level to both hospital and nursing home parent companies.