For Immediate Release May 17, 2016

UM CHARLES REGIONAL CENTER FOR WOUND HEALING RECOGNIZED WITH NATIONAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

La Plata, Maryland – University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered today to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to UM Charles Regional’s Center for Wound Healing because it has met the Center of Distinction quality standards for Healogics.

The 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. It was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. Out of 168 eligible Centers, only 110 were honored with this award. The award is named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former chief medical officer for Healogics.

The Center for Wound healing also received the Center of Distinction award, because it achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal. Of the 512 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, only 221 achieved the honor.

This represents the third consecutive year that UM Charles Regional’s Center for Wound Healing has received these high honors.

“To earn these awards even once is an achievement,” said UM Charles Regional Chief Nursing Officer Dana Levy, MSN. “To earn them three years running is a testament to the talents, commitment and compassion of each member of our staff at the Center for Wound Healing. We are grateful to receive such national recognition and honored to provide advanced wound-healing treatments to patients in our community each day.”

UM Charles Regional Center for Wound Healing 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.

About UM Charles Regional Center for Wound Healing
UM Charles Regional Center for Wound Healing 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. Advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

About UM Charles Regional Health
UM Charles Regional Health is a regional, not-for-profit, integrated health system serving Charles County and the surrounding areas of southern Maryland. We constantly reinvest resources into the community with innovative technology, community health education, and care for the poor. For more information, visit www.charlesregional.org.

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