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North Beach Rehabilitation Center certified as a Vohra Center of Excellence for Wound Management

The Center of Excellence designation recognizes a limited number of institutions who have achieved a hospital readmission rate below 1%, have completed a certified wound nurse education program, and have demonstrated wound care expertise in partnership with a Vohra physician. North Beach Rehabilitation Center is the most recent recipient of this prestigious award.

The path to national recognition began less than one year ago when Vohra physician Dr. Gabriel Betancourt, D.O. began rounding at North Beach and brought Vohra’s clinical care and education solutions to the facility.

“We have a very close-knit community here of patients and staff,” says North Beach Executive Director Donna-Lee Fabian. “The Vohra team has just stepped in and has become an integral part of our team.  I think that’s the reason that we have established a top quality wound healing capability. We have staff that really care. We have Dr. Betancourt who is here faithfully and timely every week, and we see the results. Most importantly, the patients and families are very appreciative. So, thank you.”

Dr. Betancourt said, “North Beach has come a long way since I first started there. I am proud to have North Beach be the first of my facilities to achieve the Vohra Center of Excellence Certification. Their dedication to their patients and commitment to providing excellent wound care shows every day in the way they treat their patients, and I am excited for what the future holds for them.”

North Beach Director of Nursing Cathy Baptiste says Vohra’s team approach led by the Vohra on site physician has led to the Center or Excellence Certification. “Dr. Betancourt has been a key partner,” Baptiste said. “He communicates with the staff. If there’s something that can be improved, he will help you. Whenever you have a concern, you can call upon him. He’s a wonderful member of our team.”

North Beach and Vohra continue to partner closely and look forward to continuing to achieve leading health outcomes and setting high standards for senior care.

About Vohra Wound Physicians:

Founded in 2000, Vohra Wound Physicians is the leading physician network devoted to post-acute wound care in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. More than 240 physicians provide bedside care for patients in more than 2500 facilities across 27 states. We support our physicians and partners through our proprietary electronic health system, telehealth platforms, robust wound predictive tools, and most accessible and active education programs.

About North Beach Rehabilitation Center:

(Courtesy: www.greystonehealth.com) North Beach is located just North of Hwy 1 in North Miami Beach, just around the corner from Aventura. This facility is centered among three local hospitals and is an established member of the community. We have 99 well-appointed beds in a home-like environment designed for function and comfort. Our beautifully decorated suites are equipped with private phones and televisions for your convenience. North Beach also houses a state of the art Advanced Care Unit (ACU). The ACU operates under the direction of a medical panel including a board certified Medical Director, Doctor of Internal Medicine, full-time nurse practitioner, consulting Pulmonologist, and consulting Cardiologist. North Beach is proud of the excellent reputation it has earned in the community. The staff’s longevity and dedication translate into exceptional customer service in everything they do.

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Author: Janet S. Mackenzie, MD, ABPS, CWSP, AAGP

Janet S Mackenzie MD, ABPS, CWSP, AAGP is the Chief Medical Officer at Vohra Wound Physicians. She has been with the company since 2013 and has almost 30 years of wound care experience as both a plastic surgeon and a wound care specialist. After obtaining a Master’s degree in Education, she obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She trained in general surgery at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and plastic surgery at McGill University. She is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Wound Management, and the American Board of General Medicine, and is a Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP).

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