Wound Healing Center recognized with national award for excellence in wound healing
April 6, 2018
Amery, Wisc. – The Wound Healing Center of Amery Hospital & Clinic was recognized with a national award for wound healing excellence.
Physicians, leaders and clinicians from Amery Hospital & Clinic gathered on April 4th to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to Wound Healing Center. This Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to heal, for a minimum of two consecutive years.
The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. Out of 340 eligible Centers, 268 were honored with this award. The award is named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics.
Wound Healing Center Medical Director, Michael Melby, MD, said, “I am honored to be part of the collaborative effort between Amery Hospital & Clinic, the Wound Healing Center and Healogics. We strive to provide the highest quality of care using advanced practices.” Melby went on to say that because the center uses advanced methods and has a highly skilled team, patients are seeing successful outcomes. That means the Wound Healing Center is doing just that – healing wounds.
The Wound Healing Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers®, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The Wound Healing 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. Advanced treatments included negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.
Melby added, “Together, we’re able to heal patients who’ve had chronic wound problems for months, and sometimes even years. There’s no greater reward than seeing a patient completely heal. We share in their happiness because the wound that’s been holding them back - from living the life they want - is gone.”
Physicians, staff and leaders were presented with the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award on April 4, 2018. (front row) Wound Healing Center physicians and staff; (back row) Healogics and Amery Hospital & Clinic staff and leaders.