DMH Wound Center Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence
April 12, 2019…Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians recently gathered to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to DMH Wound Center by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Wound Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve 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. There were 621 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 423 achieved the honor.
“We are pleased to offer the resources of the DMH Wound Center to our community,” said Timothy D. Stone Jr., President & CEO, Decatur Memorial Hospital. “The important work they provide improves the quality of life for our patients.”
The DMH Wound Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers® and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. DMH Wound 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. Leading edge treatments at the Center include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.
“To be recognized as a Center of Distinction is truly an honor,” said Tim Schook, Program Director, DMH Wound Center. “This distinction validates the commitment our staff has to providing quality care for our patients.”
About the Wound Care Center
Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH), located in Decatur, Ill., is a 300 bed, not-for-profit, community hospital that has been providing medical care since 1916 for the residents of Central Illinois. Today, DMH has more than 2,300 dedicated employees, 300 physicians, and is a designated Level II Trauma Center. DMH has been recognized nine years as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital from IBM Watson Health.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s wound healing expert. Last year over 330,000 patients received advanced wound care through a nationwide network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers®. The Healogics team is made up of almost 3,000 employees, 4,000 affiliated physicians and a Healogics Specialty Physician practice group of nearly 300. In addition to the company’s network of outpatient Centers, Healogics partners with over 300 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds, and provides inpatient consults at more than 80 partner hospitals. As the industry leader, Healogics has the largest repository of chronic wound-specific patient data in the country. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative, an effort launched in 2017 to provide peer-reviewed research, recognizes the value and relevance of big data and advanced analytics to drive continuous, collaborative learning towards a better understanding of how to efficiently utilize healthcare resources for patients with wounds. For additional information, please visit Healogics.com.