University Hospitals Westlake Wound Care Center is raising awareness of chronic wounds during the third annual Wound Care Awareness Week June 6-10.
Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough supported the effort Monday afternoon by presenting a proclamation to the staff at UH Westlake Wound Care Center, located at 25200 Center Ridge Road (in the Premier Physicians Center Building).
The UH Westlake Wound Care Center is designed to provide the highest level of care for patients with wounds that are difficult to heal due to illness or injury.
It delivers world class care with two state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers, and is located close to home for many west side patients.
Likely candidates for treatment at the center are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, radiation injuries to soft tissue and bone, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven’t healed within 30 days.
Affiliated with the UH Elyria Wound Care Center, both the UH Westlake and Elyria Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Centers are the proud recipients of national awards from Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
The Center of Distinction Award signifies outstanding clinical outcomes for 24 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 95 percent and wound healing rates of at least 98 percent within 28 median days to heal. It is awarded by Healogics. The Elyria Wound Care Center won this award in 2014 for its high healing outcomes, high patient satisfaction rate and lowest days to heal rate. Elyria’s performance for 2014 demonstrated top performance in healing outcomes (98.95%), Median days to heal (25) and Patient satisfaction (93.77%)
Out of 512 centers eligible for the award only 221 nationally have achieved this honor. The award was the fifth Center of Distinction Award the Elyria facility has received since it opened in July, 2008 and the first for the Westlake facility, which opened in 2013.
“Our team of physicians is Northeast Ohio’s largest multispecialty group practice, and we are pleased to work with University Hospitals Westlake and Elyria Wound Care Centers to bring this service to our patients,” says Medical Director Habib Khoury, MD. “The Premier Physicians philosophy is to offer patients quality, compassionate and affordable healthcare, and through the UH Westlake Wound Care Center, have been able to expand our services even further.”
The Centers are also recipients of a second, even more prestigious honor – the Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence Award. In addition to meeting the Center of Distinction Award criteria, they achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 95 percent and a healing rate of at least 98 percent in less than 28 median days for a minimum of two consecutive years. Only 110 centers out of 512 that were eligible received the Center of Excellence Award.
The Westlake facility features two state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen chambers, outfitted with flat screen TVs and premium sound systems for patient enjoyment during treatments. Whether they prefer to watch television, a DVD, or listen to a CD, patients can relax while 100 percent oxygen speeds the healing of their wounds.
Patients will also find flat screen televisions in each treatment room. The latest wound care techniques, including bioengineered tissue, are utilized at the UH Westlake Would Care Center.
The Center is also conveniently located to many patients in central Westlake, giving them access to world class care right around the corner where parking is free and ample and the drive is just a short distance from home.
For more information on the EMH Westlake Wound Care Center, please call 440.329.HEAL (4325).