ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL WOUND CARE CENTER RECOGNIZED WITH NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN WOUND HEALING NINTH YEAR IN A ROW

05-30-2017

Berlin, Md. – Atlantic General Hospital physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered on May 25th to celebrate the Center’s receipt of the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award. The Center of Excellence award is given to Wound Care Centers® in the Healogics network that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years.

Atlantic General’s Wound Care Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 95 percent, a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days along with several other quality standards for nine years in a row. The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company. The award is named for Dr. Warriner, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics. Across the country, 334 Centers were eligible and 169 Centers were honored with this award in 2017.

“We are so proud of the team in the Wound Care Center and the incredible care they give to each and every patient. We’re honored to be a recipient of the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Distinction Award for the ninth consecutive year, and the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award for the eighth consecutive year,” said Geri Rosol Atlantic General Hospital Wound Care Center Director.

The Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 Centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. Atlantic General 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. 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.

Atlantic General Hospital’s Wound Care Center is the only center in the country to achieve these quality standards for nine straight years.

“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 – greater than 95 percent patient satisfaction rates, and being the only wound care center to receive this designation nine 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 factor therapies.

From Left: Brenda Marino, RN; Bonnie Bass; Chante Walker; Jo-Anna Schanno, RN; Michael Franklin, President and CEO Atlantic General Hospital; Teresa Wilson, Healogics Area VP; Geri Rosol, Program Director Atlantic General Hospital Wound Care Center; Dr. Diane Ceruzzi; Kim Florek; Babette Pennay, CRNP; and Mary Mullins, Clinical Coordinator Atlantic General Hospital Wound Care Center.