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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 program director.

“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 factor therapies.


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 Hospital, visit ( .

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 more information, please visit