BCH W&HC Recognized for National Award
Boone County Hospital (BCH) physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered today to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to the BCH Wound and Hyperbaric Center. This Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to heal, for a minimum of two consecutive years. The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. Out of 340 eligible Centers, 268 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.
“I am very proud of our center and staff for receiving this award two years in a row,” says Lesa Maring, W&HC Director. “Our staff goes above and beyond to care for our patients. We really enjoy working in the Wound and Hyperbaric Center and are proud every time we heal a patient’s wound.”
The BCH Wound and Hyperbaric Center 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 W&HC 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, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.
For more information on the W&HC, log on to www.boonehospital.com or call 433-8740.
Wound and Hyperbaric Center staff pictured: Becky Kersey, Jennifer Ritchie, Jayme Stoneburner, Kim Kirschbaum (Healogics), Tara Loecker, Dr. Scott Thiel, Myriah Sharp, Dr. John Erickson, Lesa Maring; missing: Melinda Altman