AGH’s Wound Care Center Scores National Designation

AGH’s Wound Care Center Scores National Designation
Pictured, from left, are Dr. Diane Ceruzzi, Wound Care Center medical director; Brenda Marino, RN; Mary Mullins, RN, clinical program manager; Trish Penney, front office assistant; Bonnie Bass, front office coordinator; Andrea Kroger, RN; JoAnna Schanno, RN; Chante Walker, MOA; and Babette Pennay, CRNP. Submitted Photo

BERLIN — The Wound Care Center at Atlantic General Hospital has been named a Center of Excellence for the 10th consecutive year.

Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, bestows the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence Award to those wound care centers that achieve or exceeds clinical and operational benchmarks including 92 percent patient satisfaction rate and 91 percent healing rate, meaning it takes under 30 median days or less to heal.

Out of 413 eligible centers, 342 earned the award this year. Atlantic General’s Wound Care Center is the only center in the U.S. to receive the award 10 times.

The Wound Care Center at Atlantic General Hospital is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Wound Care 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 that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Advanced treatments included negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

“The wound care center staff is very committed to their patients. They are dedicated, they work collaboratively and truly treat patients like family. I’m so proud of this team and the level of clinical excellence they have consistently achieved,” said Mary Mullins, clinical program manager of the Wound Care Center.

“This award demonstrates Atlantic General Wound Care Center’s continued and consistent commitment to our patients and hospital partners, and a focus on creating an exceptional patient experience,” said David Bassin, Healogics chief executive officer. “Maintaining our highest standard of care year after year requires a dedicated focus, stamina and strength.”