Adventist Health Sonora’s Center for Wound Care has been recognized with a national award for continued excellence in wound healing.
Leaders, physicians and clinicians from Adventist Health Sonora’s Center for Wound Care gathered today to celebrate the Center’s receipt of the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence 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 Center for Wound Care 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.
Nurse Manager at the Center for Wound Care, Apple David, RN, is keen to recognize that the Center’s continued success in providing the best possible care begins with their commitment to the wellbeing of their patients. “Utilizing advanced wound care modalities in a rural area such as Sonora has made a difference in the healing for our patients. It is a testament to our processes that we have been able to achieve this award for six years in a row and provide excellent care in our community. Our team of committed professionals and physicians are very proud to provide this necessary service.”
The Wound Care Center 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 for Wound Care 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 Wound Care Center include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, offloading or total contact casts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.