Weeks Wound Healing Center recognized with two national awards for excellence

LANCASTER — The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Weeks Medical Center has been recognized with a national award for continued excellence in wound healing.

Leaders, physicians, and clinicians from the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center gathered to celebrate the center’s receipt of the Center of Distinction Award and the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence Award. The Center of Excellence Award is given to Wound Care Centers that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years.

The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Weeks has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days along with several other quality standards for two years in a row. The Wound Healing Center was awarded this honor by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company. The award is named for Dr. Robert Warriner, a pioneer in wound care and the former chief medical officer for Healogics. Across the country, 334 centers received the Center of Distinction Award out of 630 eligible centers. Of those 334 centers, 169 centers, including Weeks, were honored with the Center of Excellence Award.

“We are proud of our excellent team of providers, nurses, and staff at our Wound Healing Center. They provide excellent service to patients and our community,” said Michael Lee, president of Weeks Medical Center.

The Wound Healing 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. The Wound Healing Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Some of the treatments offered at the Wound Healing Center include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, offloading or total contact casts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

“We have a very experienced and dedicated team of wound care professionals. They approach each patient with care and compassion. Treatment protocols are implemented and modified based on each individual’ needs. It is a pleasure to work in an environment with such a singular focus” said podiatrist Hal Goolman, co-medical director of the Wound Healing Center.

For more information about the Wound Healing Center at Weeks Medical Center, visit WeeksMedical.org or call (603) 788-5625.