ST. MARYS — Joint Township District Memorial Hospital physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered this week to celebrate the Center of Distinction award and the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which were given to Grand Lake Wound Care Center because it has met the Center of Distinction quality standards for Healogics.
This Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days, among other quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years. The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. There were 512 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, but only 221 achieved the honor. And out of 168 eligible Centers for the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, only 110 were honored. The award is named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics.
“We are proud to be able to offer such advance treatments in our area. Providing quality wound care services has made a difference in many of our local resident’s lives. All of the nurses and physicians are dedicated to healing wounds and making the process as smooth as possible. It has been a great experience to be involved with a group of dedicated health care professionals that continue to set the standard of wound healing” said Dr. Lance Bryant, Medical Director of Grand Lake Wound Care Center.
The Grand Lake Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 Centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. Grand Lake Wound Care Center offers 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 included negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.
Front Row: Joyce Roth, RN; Pattie Bailey, RN; Chreyl Bruns, LPN: Becky Ballweg,