Berlin, Md. — The Wound Care Center at Atlantic General Hospital was presented with the Center of Excellence Award for 2018 during National Hospital Week. This is the tenth consecutive year that the Wound Care Center has received the award. Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, bestows the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence Award to those wound care centers that achieve or exceeds clinical and operational benchmarks including:

  • 92 percent patient satisfaction rate
  • 91 healing rate, in 30 median days or less to heal

Out of 413 eligible Centers, 342 earned the award this year. Atlantic General’s Wound Care Center is the only center in the U.S. to receive the award 10 times.

The Wound Care Center at Atlantic General Hospital is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Wound Care 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 that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Advanced treatments included negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

“We are fortunate to have such an amazing resource in our local community. The wound care center is a lifeline for those suffering from chronic wounds,” said Mary Mullins, Clinical Program Manager of the Wound Care Center.

“This award demonstrates Atlantic General Wound Care Center’s continued and consistent commitment to our patients and hospital partners, and a focus on creating an exceptional patient experience,” said David Bassin, Healogics chief executive officer. “Maintaining our highest standard of care year after year requires a dedicated focus, stamina and strength.”

Photo Caption: (From left) Sherry Whitt, director of the medical surgical department; Geri Rosol, Ph.D., past program director; Mary Mullins, RN, clinical program manager of the Wound Care Center; Colleen Wareing, RN, vice president of patient care services at AGH; Michael Franklin, president and CEO of Atlantic General Hospital

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 through the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, Atlantic General’s main facility in Berlin, Md., combines the warmth of personalized attention with the reassurance of medical expertise and advanced technology. The not-for-profit hospital provides quality specialty care in oncology, medical and surgical weight loss, orthopedics, and women’s diagnostics among other services. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, cares for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.

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