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Wound Healing Center receives National Award for Clinical Excellence

The Wound Healing Center at Wood County Hospital has been recognized with a national award for clinical excellence.

Leaders, physicians and clinicians from Wood County Hospital gathered to celebrate the Center of Distinction award, which was given to the Wound Healing Center by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company.

The Wound Healing Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days. Out of 630 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, 334 achieved this honor in 2017.

“We are thrilled and honored that the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Wound Healing Center at Wood County Hospital was again recognized for their consistent outcomes and service to our patients. This is the fourth time they have received this award, which demonstrates their ongoing commitment to being the best!” – Sandy Beidelschies, VP of Patient Services, Wood County Hospital

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. The Wound Healing 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.

“It requires a lot of hard work to be meet the standards required to achieve the Center of Distinction. This award speaks to the strong team of nurses and physicians at our Wound Healing Center working together to offer the highest quality care to our patients. I consider myself fortunate to work with such dedicated professionals who are working to serve our community and patients by improving their quality of life through wound healing.” – Kimberly Sader, Director, Wound Healing Center at Wood County Hospital.