Berlin, Md. –
Atlantic General Hospital physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered on May 30 to celebrate the Wound Care 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 of 95.9 percent, a healing rate of 94.77 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, 340 centers were eligible and
268 centers were honored with this award for the year of 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 Excellence award for
the ninth 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 oxygen therapy.
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. “To
date, the Wound Care Center at Atlantic General Hospital has healed more
than 4,800 wounds, dramatically improving the life and health of our patients.”
Front row (L to R): Jo-Anna Schanno RN; Geri Rosol, director of Wound Care Center; Brenda
Marino, RN; Colleen Wareing, vice president of Patient Care Services at AGH.
Middle Row (L to R): Mary Mullins, RN, Clinical Leader at Wound Care Center; Bonnie Bass, Front
Office; Andrea Kroger, RN; Babette Pennay, CRNP, WOCN; Teresa Wilson,
Healogics Area vice president; Hugh Cropper, AGH board of trustees chair;
Lois Sirman, AGH board of trustees.
Back Row (L to R): Dr. Diane Ceruzzi, medical director; Daniel Hakeem, PA-C; Dr. David Gannon,
Wound Care Center podiatrist; and Michael Franklin, president and CEO of AGH.
About Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the
residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) Counties
since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated
community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md.
combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology
and services. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than
25 primary care provider and specialist offices, care for residents and
visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General
About Healogics, Inc.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s largest
provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated
companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and
saw approximately 285,000 new patients in 2015 through a connected network
of partner hospitals and Wound Care Centers, academic medical centers,
and other post‐acute sites. Healogics utilizes an evidence‐based systematic
approach to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing
patient population. A fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a
private investment firm, is the majority shareholder of Healogics. For
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