AGH Wound Care Center Receives High Honors Three Years in a Row
Chronic wounds affect more than 6.5 million people each year. They are
the bane of the elderly and those with diabetes or compromised immune
systems. And their related health complications cost between $20 and $25
million annually in the U.S. They can necessitate amputation and, in the
most serious cases, lead to death.
Since Atlantic General Hospital’s Wound Care Center opened its doors
more than three years ago, its dedicated staff has treated more than 1,100
patients, healing 1,157 chronic wounds that just would not get better
without comprehensive treatment.
Currently, the center is healing more than 96 percent of the wounds treated
there, an achievement that has exceeded national benchmarks and been applauded
by Diversified Clinical Services, who manages the center.
For the third consecutive year, Diversified has bestowed its Center of
Distinction Award to Atlantic General for its healing rate and high level
of patient satisfaction among other measures. For the second time, AGH
has also received the Diversified Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence
Award for maintaining their quality and patient satisfaction levels for
multiple consecutive years.
This year, Diversified raised the bar for the awards, making the requirements
stricter, but Atlantic General’s Wound Care Center continues to
surpass the benchmarking.
The quality of care provided by the center’s staff as well as the
personalized attention given is reflected in these numbers. Atlantic General’s
Wound Care Center enjoys a 95 percent patient satisfaction rate.
“The clinical staff delivers compassionate and personalized attention
coupled with the most up-to-date wound care technologies and procedures,”
said Geri Rosol, program director for the Wound Care Center. “It
is the goal of the center’s staff to not only deliver expert care
to the patient, but also to provide education and resources for the patient
and their family or caregiver to help prevent future wounds from occurring.
The Wound Care Center is a vital, much-needed resource for our community,
and I am truly honored to be part of such an excellent team.”