Northern Dutchess Hospital and Sharon Hospital recently received national recognition for high standards of patient care in wound healing.
The Wound Care Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY, was one of 29 in the nation to earn the President’s Circle Center of Excellence for exceeding quality and patient satisfaction metrics since 2013, when the center joined the Healogics Inc. network of about 700 facilities.
Healogics is a Jacksonville, Fla.-based company that works with hospitals to treat chronic and acute wounds including diabetic, venous, arterial and pressure ulcers as well asnon-healing surgical wounds.
The Wound Care Center at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, Conn., was honored with the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence Award, named after wound care pioneer and Healogics’ former chief medical officer.
To be eligible, the hospitals had a patient satisfaction rate above 92 percent and healing rates in less than 30 median days of over 92 percent for several consecutive years.
“Our physicians, nurses and staff will continue to strive to achieve a standard of excellence because the best outcomes for our patients is our No. 1 priority,” said Tammy Flynn, program director at both wound care centers.
“This is a significant achievement that speaks to the team’s outstanding skills and dedication to patients,” said Dr. Jeffrey Hatter, medical director of the Northern Dutchess Hospital location.
Hyperbaric medicine speeds up wound healing by using a combination of oxygen and pressure. For information, visit www.healthquest.org/woundcare or call 845-871-3888 (TTY1-800-421-1220) for Northern Dutchess Hospital and 860-364-4515 (TTY 1-800-842-9710) forSharon Hospital.