Wound Healing Center Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence
Allegan General Hospital’s Wound Healing Center received the 2018 Center of Distinction Award from Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal. There were 621 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 423 achieved the honor.
“We are extremely proud of the exceptional quality of care that the staff of the Wound Healing Center provides to our patients each and every day,” said Kathy Chapman, DNP, RN – Chief Clinical Officer at Allegan General Hospital (AGH). “The care they provide to patients is life changing. It allows individuals to get their quality of life back. They truly live our mission of always providing exceptional, compassionate and personalized healthcare and this award recognizes that.”
AGH’s Wound Healing Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers® and provides 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. Leading edge treatments at the Center include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. AGH’s Wound Healing Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.
For more information about the Wound Healing Center at AGH, please call (269) 686-4325.