The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at St. Mary’s Medical
Center named a Center of Distinction by Healogics, a national wound care
management company. To be named a Center of Distinction, The Center for
Wound Care achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive
months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, a minimum
wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal,
and other quality outcomes.
Additionally, the center earned the Robert A Warriner III, MD Center of
Excellence award. Only those centers earning the Center of Distinction
are considered for the Warriner award. Centers earning it meet the quality
standards for a minimum of two consecutive years.
“These awards are a reflection of the great team we have in the center,”
says Scott Kujath, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the Center for Wound
Care. “Our staff works continually on improving outcomes and providing
the best care for our patients.”
The center treats patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers,
infections, soft tissue radionecrosis, osteoradionecrosis and other chronic
wounds which have not healed in the expected amount of time. Advanced
treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound
therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic
dressings and growth factor therapies.
“We are so proud of the work done in the center,” says Deb
Ohnoutka, Chief Nursing Officer for
St. Mary’s. “Their commitment to quality is shown is so many
ways. Our center is one of the few in the area accredited by the Undersea
& Hyperbaric Medical Society.”
The Center for Wound Care at St. Mary’s is a member of the Healogic Network (healogics.com). The network provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience
treating more than two million chronic wounds using an evidence-based
systematic approach in wound healing.