University Hospitals Elyria and Westlake Wound Care Centers Recognized for Excellence in Wound Healing

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ELYRIA and WESTLAKE, OH – The University Hospitals Elyria and Westlake Wound Care Centers are the proud recipients of national awards from Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

Center for DistinctionBoth the UH Elyria Wound Care Center and the UH Westlake Wound Care Center received the 2015 Center of Distinction Award. In doing so, they achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 96 percent, wound healing rates of at least 91 percent within 28 median days to heal, and other quality outcomes. Out of 563 centers eligible for the award only 152 achieved this honor. This is the fourth Center of Distinction Award the Elyria facility has received since it opened in July, 2008.

Robert Warriner AwardA second, even more prestigious honor was bestowed upon the UH Elyria Wound Care Center – the 2015 Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence Award. In addition to meeting the Center of Distinction criteria, it achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days for a minimum of two consecutive years. Only 88 centers out of 155 that were eligible received the award.

Ken Larissey, Director of the UH Elyria and UH Westlake Wound Care Centers is proud of the recognition that both locations have received. He stated, “We are humbled and honored by these awards.” He continued, “It is our privilege to serve patients who entrust us with their care. Receiving the Center of Distinction and Center of Excellence awards reaffirms that we are not only meeting but exceeding national benchmarks in wound care.”

The UH Elyria and UH Westlake Wound Care Centers are members of the Healogics Network of more than 810 centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating more than two million chronic wounds. Both locations offer 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. Advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

About University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center

Founded in 1908, University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center is a 387-licensed bed hospital with additional campuses in Amherst (UH Amherst Health Center), Avon (UH Avon Health Center) and Sheffield (UH Sheffield Health Center), along with medical offices in Grafton, North Ridgeville and Westlake. Part of the University Hospitals health system, UH Elyria Medical Center offers patients access to UH Case Medical Center, a nationally recognized academic medical center, as well as programs from internationally recognized centers of excellence such as UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH Seidman Cancer Center. UH Elyria Medical Center received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry – GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2014; one of only 256 hospitals in the nation to receive this designation. For more information, visit www.UHElyria.org.

About Healogics, Inc.

Healogics, located in Jacksonville, Florida, is the world’s largest wound care management company with over 810 hospital partners delivering excellent evidence-based care to patients with chronic wounds. Healogics has been the leader in wound care for over 20 years, offering the most advanced modalities–including adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Providing outstanding wound care is Healogics’ entire focus. Our leaders are internationally recognized experts in wound care, who research, teach, and guide quality-improvement initiatives such as Healogics’ Clinical Practice Guidelines. Based on our experience of treating more than two million wounds, Healogics Centers achieve excellent outcomes as measured by our i-heal® clinical management system, including a high rate of limb salvage, an 89% healing rate with 30 median days-to-heal, and high patient satisfaction. Together, we heal wounds and improve patients’ lives. www.healogics.com.

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