Atlantic General Hospital physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered recently to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence Award, which was given to the AGH Wound Care Center because it has met the Center of Distinction quality standards for at least two consecutive years.
This marks the fourth year that Atlantic General met the standards, which include patient satisfaction rates over 92 percent and at least a 91 percent healing rate in 30 median days, among other quality standards.
The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics™ (formerly Diversified Clinical Services, Inc.), the nation's leading wound care management company.
The Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics™ Clinical Network of more than 500 centers, with access to benchmarking data and experience of treating over two million chronic wounds. Fewer than 10 percent of centers in the network received this award.
At the Wound Care Center, more than 1200 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.
“We’re honored,” said Geri Rosol, program director at the Wound Care Center, “It’s a privilege to be part of a great collaborative effort between Atlantic General and Healogics. Together, we are able to heal patients in our community, getting them get back to living happy, healthy lives.”
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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