For Immediate Release July 20, 2018

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UM Charles Regional Center for Wound Healing team poses with their 2017 Center of Excellence award

The UM Charles Regional Center for Wound Healing team poses with their 2017 Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award.

Pictured left to right: Gail Lessner, Amber Fowler, Stephanie Powers, Nolan Dinsmore, Surykant Patel MD, Eleanor Faherty MD, Rachel Katsouros, Katedra Bush, Molly Shea, Dana Levy CNO, Ruth Keys. Not pictured: David Matteson MD, Ahmed Kandeel MD, David Lin DPM, Lorenzo Childress MD, Amanda Hosier, Erica Hall, Ashley Thomas

University of Maryland (UM) Charles Regional Center for Wound Healing received the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award for the 4th consecutive year, as a result of meeting the Center of Distinction quality standards for Healogics.

 

To achieve this honor the center received more than 92 percent patient satisfaction ratings and healing rates of at least 91 percent. These results and other quality standards were accomplished in less than 30 median days, for a minimum of two consecutive years. Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, awarded this prestigious honor to the UM Charles Regional Center for Wound Healing. Out of 340 eligible centers, only 268 received this award, which is named after Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and former chief medical officer for Healogics.

 

The Center for Wound healing also received the Center of Distinction award for the 5th successive year, as a result of achieving 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.

 

“A patient-centered approach, coupled with great teamwork, provides the foundation for this award-winning wound care service for our community— five years running!,” said UM Charles Regional’s Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Dana Levy, MSN. “We are extremely proud to celebrate their success and continued commitment to excellent care for our patients.”

 

The UM Charles Regional Center for Wound Healing is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 centers across the U.S., with more than 300,000 patients treated by Healogics providers in 2017.

 

 

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 Medical Center

UM Charles Regional Medical Center is a member of the University of Maryland Medical System and serves as a regional, not-for-profit, integrated health system serving Charles County and the surrounding areas of Southern Maryland. Our mission is to always provide excellent patient care as measured by the population’s health, clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost effectiveness. UM Charles Regional Medical Center will remain the premier place to receive and provide care in the region.