Berlin, Md. – Atlantic General Hospital physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered on May 25th to celebrate the Center’s receipt of the Robert A. Warriner III
Center of Excellence award. The Center of Excellence award is given to
Wound Care Centers® in the Healogics network that have met the highest
level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years.
Atlantic General’s Wound Care Center has achieved patient satisfaction
rates higher than 95 percent, a healing rate of at least 91 percent in
less than 31 median days along with several other quality standards for
nine years in a row. The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by
Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management
company. The award is named for Dr. Warriner, a pioneer in wound care
and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics. Across the country,
334 Centers were eligible and 169 Centers were honored with this award in 2017.
“We are so proud of the team in the Wound Care Center and the incredible
care they give to each and every patient. We’re honored to be a
recipient of the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Distinction Award for
the ninth consecutive year, and the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence
award for the eighth consecutive year,” said Geri Rosol Atlantic
General Hospital Wound Care Center Director.
The 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. Atlantic General 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. Some of the leading-edge
treatments offered at the Wound Care 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
Atlantic General Hospital’s Wound Care Center is the only center
in the country to achieve these quality standards for nine straight years.
“The Wound Care Center here at Atlantic General Hospital exhibits
a deep commitment to quality care and providing the personalized service
and positive outcomes patients deserve. This is evident in the data –
greater than 95 percent patient satisfaction rates, and being the only
wound care center to receive this designation nine years in a row,”
added Colleen Wareing, vice president patient care services.
The Atlantic General Hospital Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics
network of over 800 Centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven
experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The 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
From Left: Brenda Marino, RN; Bonnie Bass; Chante Walker; Jo-Anna Schanno,
RN; Michael Franklin, President and CEO Atlantic General Hospital; Teresa
Wilson, Healogics Area VP; Geri Rosol, Program Director Atlantic General
Hospital Wound Care Center; Dr. Diane Ceruzzi; Kim Florek; Babette Pennay,
CRNP; and Mary Mullins, Clinical Coordinator Atlantic General Hospital
Wound Care Center.