Wound Healing Center recognized with national award for clinical excellence


May 11, 2017

Amery, Wisc. – The Wound Healing Center of Amery Hospital & Clinic was recognized with a national award for clinical excellence.

Leaders, physicians and clinicians from Amery Hospital & Clinic gathered on May 10 to celebrate the Center of Distinction award, which was given to Wound Healing Center by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company.

The Wound Healing Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days. Out of 630 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, 334 achieved this honor in 2017.

Kim Kirschbaum, Healogics Midwest Area Vice President said, “I am honored to be part of a great collaborative effort between Amery Hospital & Clinic, the Wound Healing Center and Healogics. We strive to provide high quality care using advanced practices. The end result leads to successful outcomes to all our patients in the community. Kirschbaum added, “Together, we are able to heal patients that have been dealing with chronic wound problems for months, and sometimes even years. There is no greater reward than seeing a patient completely heal and getting back to daily living.”

The Wound Healing Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 Centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Some of the leading-edge treatments offered at the Wound Healing Center include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, offloading or total contact casts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Caption: (front row, first on left) Lori Rork, Midwest Regional Director of Clinical Operation at Healogics, presented Anders Ulland, MD, Medical Director of Wound Healing Center, and staff with the 2016 Center of Distinction award.

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