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HMC WOUND CARE CENTER RECOGNIZED FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE IN PATIENT EXPERIENCE AND WOUND HEALING RATES

Jul 26, 2021

The Wound Care Center at Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has been named a recipient of the Center of Distinction award by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient experience rates higher than 92 percent and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92 percent within 28 median days to heal. There were 555 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 278 achieved the honor.

“This is the fifth consecutive year that the HMC Wound Care Center has been recognized as a Center of Distinction,” said Ann Johnson, Program Director. “It is a testament to our phenomenal team and their dedicated commitment to healing our patients with high quality, compassionate care.”

The HMC Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics network of over 600 Wound Care Centers® and offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.

Advanced wound care modalities provided by our wound care experts include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, and offloading or total contact casts. The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.

Members of the HMC Wound Care Center team stand in the hyperbaric chamber room with the 2020 Center of Distinction Award. From left to right: Lizbeth Pacheco, Dawn Connolly-Schafer, RN, Ann Johnson (Program Director), Dr. Savitri Rambissoon (Medical Director), Ryanne Whalen, LPN, and Ginny Fuhringer, RN.

Patients are referred to The Wound Care Center by their primary care physicians, other specialists, or self-referred. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call (413) 535-4740.

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