Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System

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The hospital continues to invest in their outpatient wound care program joining a growing number of hospitals seeking alternative solutions to wound center management.

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WCA brings everything to the table that our previous management company offered, but in a business model that is more adaptable to our organization’s specific needs/wants as opposed to a cookie cutter, one-size fits all approach.

Joining a growing number of hospitals seeking alternative solutions to wound center management, Decatur County Memorial Hospital recently transitioned management companies to partner with Wound Care Advantage (WCA) to utilize the Luvo model of Wound Center Management for their outpatient wound center.

Transitioning wound care management providers can be a complex undertaking. WCA provides transition specialists to guide hospital executives through the entire process, making it as smooth as possible

“The previous management company with which we contracted did not demonstrate a willingness or ability to restructure our new contract (following the expiration of our original term) in a more equitable fashion that took into account our organization’s current needs/wants as opposed to our needs/wants as a start-up program,” said Eric Stokes, VP of operations at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.

“We are extremely excited about working with the great team at Decatur County Memorial Hospital,” said Nancy Zeller, President of Wound Care Advantage. “The biggest benefit to using the Luvo operating system is that it allows hospitals like this one to pick and choose help in areas they need.”

Luvo is the first operating system that runs all wound care operational services from one convenient, easily accessible platform. Broken down into individual modules, Luvo’s valuable tools and resources address the specific operational needs required to keep a wound center running as efficient and smoothly as possibly.

“WCA brings everything to the table that our previous management company offered, but in a business model that is more adaptable to our organization’s specific needs/wants as opposed to a cookie cutter, one-size fits all approach,” said Stokes.

The wound center at Decatur County Memorial Hospital offers advanced wound care treatments and therapies to help heal diabetic wounds of the lower extremities, pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, ischemic ulcers, traumatic ulcers, radiation wounds, atypical wounds and post-surgical wounds. The partnership creates a commitment to the providing of resources, equipment and expertise to treat this growing medical problem locally.

WCA works with the hospital both clinically and fiscally to ensure that they can continue to do great work serving their patients in the community.

Approximately 6.5 million Americans currently suffer from non-healing wounds. Advanced wounds are often made worse by poor circulation, infection, diabetes, obesity and injuries. Without proper care these wounds can become infected, result in amputation or result in life-threatening conditions. Wound healing increases patient quality of life and works toward limb preservation in patients both with and without diabetes.

To learn more about the wound center at Decatur County Memorial Hospital visit http://www.dcmh.net/

About Decatur County Memorial Hospital.
Decatur County Memorial Hospital was founded in 1922, and has provided a wide range of valuable services to the community. Decatur County Memorial Hospital is accredited by DNV-GL. DCMH advances the health and wellness of our community by providing high-value patient-centered care, leadership and education. The hospital strives to be the provider of choice in Southeastern Indiana by delivering quality healthcare through best practices and innovative partnerships. To learn more about the hospital’s history, management and services explore the website at http://www.dcmh.net/

About Wound Care Advantage                                                                                            
Founded in 2002, Wound Care Advantage is a privately held company headquartered in Sierra Madre, California. Wound Care Advantage’s mission is to successfully partner with outpatient wound centers across the country to provide innovative solutions and specialty services that address the critical issues facing both wound centers and hospitals. Wound Care Advantage utilizes Luvo, an exclusive, cloud-based management system that powers all wound care operational services into one convenient, easily accessible technology platform. Wound Care Advantage believes that by taking a simple, yet comprehensive approach to complex wound care, they can help heal your wound care program, as well as your bottom line. Visit http://www.thewca.com/contact to start a conversation.

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