The Alton Memorial Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center has been recognized with several awards for clinical excellence. Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company, presented the awards during a recent ceremony at AMH.
The Would Care Center has been honored as Wound Care Center of the Year by Healogics. It also received the Robert A. Warriner Center of Excellence Award and the Center of Distinction Award.
“We’re honored, “said Dr. Valinda Allen, medical director for the AMH Wound Care Center. “It’s a privilege to be part of a great collaborative effort between the hospital,physicians and Healogics. Together, we are able to heal patients in our community, getting them get back to living happy, healthy lives.”
The Wound Care Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 24 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, along with several other quality standards for two years in a row.
Out of the 630 centers that were eligible, only seven centers across the country will receive the Center of the Year distinction in 2016; only 169 achieved the Center of Excellence Award; only 334 achieved the Center of Distinction 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. The award is named for Dr. Warriner, a pioneer in wound care and the former chief medical officer for Healogics.