WRMC Recognized With Wound Care Award

Wellington Regional Medical Center recently announced that its Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine has been recognized with the Robert A. Warriner III MD Center of Excellence Award for continued excellence in wound healing. This award is given to wound treatment centers in the Healogics network that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years.

The award is named for Dr. Warriner, a pioneer in wound care and the former chief medical officer for Healogics. Across the country, 340 centers out of a network of nearly 800 centers were eligible, and 169 centers were honored with this award in 2017. “This distinction is given to wound care centers that achieved a patient satisfaction rate higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent, in less than 30 days to heal, for at least two years in a row,” said Marie Neshe, program director of the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at WRMC. “Our team of talented specialists treat patients that have been suffering from a non-healing wound, and often help them realize wound closure in just a few months.”

The center is a member of the Healogics network, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds.

WRMC 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 care 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.

Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 233-bed acute care hospital. Celebrating 30 years of treating residents in Wellington and the surrounding community, the hospital offers a wide range of services. To learn more, visit www.wellingtonregional.com.