University Hospitals Elyria Wound Care Center Nurse Named Nurse of the Year

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University Hospitals Elyria Wound Care Center is proud to announce that Lisa Osborne, RN, has received the 2015 Mary Cook Nurse of the Year Award from Healogics, Inc. The award is presented annually to a dedicated, skilled and compassionate nurse manager from within the Healogics organization. The awardee is chosen based on their commitment to the patient with an emphasis on improvement in wound care.

The UH Elyria Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics Network of more than 810 centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating more than two million chronic wounds. The Elyria center, along with its sister facility in Westlake, 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.

A registered nurse, Ms. Osborne is a dedicated team player with a track record of success in wound care. She takes on additional responsibilities when needed, leads her wound care center team effectively and has a patient satisfaction score of 94 percent for 2014. Ms. Osborne has dual master’s degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Health Administration (MHA), and continues her learning by regularly attending wound symposiums and other professional development events.

“It is quite an honor to have one of our nurses recognized as the Mary Cook Nurse of the Year,” said Ken Larissey, Director of the UH Elyria and UH Westlake Wound Care Centers. “Lisa Osborne is an exemplary employee and an even better nurse.” He continued, “It is because of the truly special care that our nurses and physicians provide that we are able to heal wounds and change lives. Lisa is genuinely deserving of this recognition.”

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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