Wound Healing Center recognized with national award for excellence


May 15, 2019

Amery, Wisc. – National wound healing experts Healogics gave an award for wound healing excellence to the Wound Healing Center of Amery Hospital & Clinic on May 14, 2019. It’s the second straight year that the Center has received the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award.

Wound Healing Center (WHC) physicians and colleagues gathered on May 14 to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award. Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services, presented WHC with the award. The award is named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer of Healogics.

Amery Hospital & Clinic’s Wound Healing Center Medical Director Michael Melby, MD, said: “We heal patients who’ve had chronic wound problems for months and even years. Many times the patient stops doing activities they love because of the wound. Seeing a patient heal completely and knowing we helped is truly a rewarding experience. I’m honored to be a part of such a highly skilled team of wound care experts.”

To earn the Center of Excellence award, centers must achieve patient satisfaction rates of more than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 days, for at least two years in a row. The Wound Healing Center surpassed those qualifications by achieving a 97 percent patient satisfaction and a 96 percent healing rate in 28 days on average.

Dr. Melby added that the strong partnerships between the Wound Healing Center, Amery Hospital & Clinic and Healogics lead to successful patient outcomes because they share a common goal – healing chronic wounds. “Working together – primary care and specialty physicians, patients, family members and clinicians – and using leading edge treatments are why our patients heal.”

The Wound Healing Center is a member of the Healogics network. This includes nearly 700 Wound Care Centers®, with access to data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The Wound Healing Center offers 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. Leading edge treatments at WHC include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the wound healing.

Pictured above: Physicians, staff and leaders were presented with the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award on May 14, 2019.

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