One of the Shore’s wound centers received national distinction on Tuesday. The staff of Atlantic General Hospital’s Wound Care Center accepted their fourth consecutive Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence Award; the center is one of only nine in the entire country to be a four-time winner.
“Our staff works very hard to provide the best possible care to our patients, employing best practices and truly working together as a team,” said Geri Rosol, program director of the AGH Wound Care Center. “We’re honored to have received this award.”
The award is bestowed by Healogics®, the world’s largest wound care management company. The AGH Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics Clinical Network of more than 500 centers nationwide, with access to benchmarking data and experience of treating more than two million chronic wounds.
2012 Robert A. Warriner III, MD Center of Excellence Award
The Center of Excellence Award is bestowed to centers that meet or exceed benchmarks for two consecutive years. Fewer than five percent of Healogics’ centers received this award. The AGH Wound Care Center is the only center in Maryland and one of 22 nationwide.
Criteria for the 2012 award:
Patient Satisfaction: >/= 92% 96%
Healing Rate: >/= 91% 96%
Median Days to Heal: </= 30 days 27 days
At the Wound Care Center, more than 2000 patients to date have been provided specialized treatment, often preventing amputations and helping patients return to active lives.
“We are thrilled to accept these awards year over year, and proud to offer this quality Center to our community,” said Michael Franklin, CEO of Atlantic General Hospital.
About Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) Counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md. combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 25 primary care provider and specialist offices, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.
Healogics, located in Jacksonville, Florida, is the world’s largest wound care management company with over 500 hospital partners delivering excellent evidence-based care to patients with chronic wounds. Healogics has been the leader in wound care for over 20 years, offering the most advanced modalities–including adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Providing outstanding wound care is Healogics’ entire focus. Our leaders are internationally recognized experts in wound care, who research, teach, and guide quality-improvement initiatives such as Healogics’ Clinical Practice Guidelines. Based on our experience of treating more than two million wounds, Healogics Centers achieve excellent outcomes as measured by our i-heal® clinical management system, including a high rate of limb salvage, an 89 percent heal rate, median days-to-heal of 30, and high patient satisfaction. Together, we heal wounds and improve patients’ lives.
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