For Immediate Release…
ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL WOUND CARE CENTER RECOGNIZED WITH NATIONAL AWARD
FOR EXCELLENCE IN WOUND HEALING
Berlin, Md. – Atlantic General Hospital physicians, leaders, and
clinicians gathered Tuesday to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D.,
Center of Excellence award, which was given to the Wound Care Center because
it has met the Center of Distinction quality standards for Healogics for
at least two consecutive years.
The Center has again achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92
percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median
days, among other quality standards, for calendar year 2015.
The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation's
largest provider of advanced wound care services. Out of 780 eligible
Centers, only 110 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.
Atlantic General Hospital’s Wound Care Center was the only center
in the country to achieve the Excellence standards for seven straight years.
“We are thrilled to have earned this distinction. Healogics has been
awarding Center of Distinction and Center of Excellence awards since 2007
and Atlantic General Hospital’s Wound Care Center has consistently
exceeded the award standards,” said Geri Rosol, Wound Care Center
“The Wound Care Center here at Atlantic General Hospital exhibits
a deep commitment to quality care and providing the personalized service
and positive outcomes patients deserve. This is evident in the data –
92 percent patient satisfaction rates, and being the only wound care center
to receive this designation eight years in a row,” added Colleen
Wareing, vice president patient care services.
The Atlantic General Hospital Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics
network of over 800 Centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven
experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The Wound
Care 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
From Left: Senator Jim Mathias; Geri Rosol, Wound Care Center program director;
Chante Walker, Wound Care Center medical office assistant; Michael Franklin,
CEO of Atlantic General Hospital; Jo-Anna Schanno, RN, Wound Care Center;
Yvonne Bass, Wound Care Center patient services representative; Nicole
House-Blanc, Wound Care Center nurse manager; Diane Ceruzzi, DO, Wound
Care Center physician; Kimberly Florek, Wound Care Center billing specialist;
Lou Taylor, chairman of the Atlantic General Hospital Board of Trustees;
Michael Cylc, Atlantic General Hospital Foundation member. Not pictured,
Brenda Marino, RN, Wound Care Center.
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
www.atlanticgeneral.org (http://www.atlanticgeneral.org/) .
About Healogics, Inc.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s largest
provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated
companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and
saw approximately 285,000 new patients in 2015 through a connected network
of partner hospitals and Wound Care Centers, academic medical centers,
and other post‐acute sites. Healogics utilizes an evidence‐based systematic
approach to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing
patient population. A fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a
private investment firm, is the majority shareholder of Healogics. For
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