"This is a great achievement for our entire Wound Care team," said Dr. Bruce Molinelli, Medical Director of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Program at Northern Westchester Hospital.
Westchester County, New York (PRWEB) May 14, 2015
Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) announced today that it has received the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to the hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Program by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. NWH’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Program achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months during the 2014 calendar year, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal, and other quality outcomes. There were 506 programs eligible for the Center of Distinction award, and only 172 achieved the honor.
“This is a great achievement for our entire Wound Care team,” said Dr. Bruce Molinelli, Medical Director of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Program at Northern Westchester Hospital. “Based on patient satisfaction as well as clinical outcomes, this award is a testament to our ability to consistently provide high-quality, evidence-based care that is truly patient-centered.”
The NWH Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Program, located at Chappaqua Crossing, is a member of the Healogics Network of more than 635 Centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience in treating more than two million chronic wounds. The NWH 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 include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.
About Northern Westchester Hospital
Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, provides quality, patient centered care that is close to home through a unique combination of medical expertise, leading edge technology, and a commitment to humanity. Over 650 highly-skilled physicians, state-of-the-art technology and professional staff of caregivers are all in place to ensure that you and your family receive treatment in a caring, respectful and nurturing environment.
NWH has established extensive internal quality measurements that surpass the standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) National Hospital Quality Measures. NWH is the first and only hospital in New York to receive the highest 5-star Medicare rating for patient satisfaction (http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare). Our high-quality standards help to ensure that the treatment you receive at NWH is among the best in the nation. For more information, please visit http://www.nwhc.net and connect with us on Facebook.
About Healogics, Inc.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage more than 600 Wound Care Centers® in the nation, and saw more than 234,000 patients in 2014 through a connected network of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and families. Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population. For more information, please visit http://www.healogics.com.
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