W&HC receives prestigious award
The Boone County Hospital (BCH) Wound and Hyperbaric Center (W&HC) has been recognized for continued excellence in wound healing. The Center has been awarded the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence Award. The award is given to Wound Care Centers in the Healogics network that has met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years.
The BCH W&HC has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent, a 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. The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company. The award is named for Dr. Warriner, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics. Across the country, 334 Centers were eligible and 169 Centers were honored with this award in 2017.
Lesa Maring, W&HC Director says, “We are excited to receive this award and look forward to celebrating this achievement with employees, and past and present wound care patients at a small open house later in April.”
The W&HC 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 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 Center include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, off-loading or total contact casts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Pictured Wound and Hyperbaric Center staff, seated left to right: Dr. Scott Thiel, Melinda Altman, ARNP, Dr. John Erickson; back row: Tara Loecker, RN, Myriah Sharp, RN, Jayme Stoneburner, RN, Jennifer Ritchie, BA, Becky Kersey, CNA, FOC, Lesa Maring, BSN, MHA