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SOURCE: News release from Logansport Memorial Hospital
LMH Wound Care Center staff celebrated receiving the award for being named a Center of Distinction. Pictured standing,from left to right (L-R): Melissa Mennen, RN –Wound Care Nurse,Jeanette Huntoon, RN –Vice-President of Physician Practices, Kari Hamilton, MSL –Wound Care Program Director, Jennay Jones, NP –Wound Care Provider,Monica Davis, NP –Wound Care Provider, Dr. Shannon Davis, General Surgeon –Wound Care Provider, Stephanie Buffum, LPN –HBO Technician. Pictured in front row, from left to right (L-R): Samantha Smith, RN –Clinical Nurse Manager, Melissa Mowery–Front Office Coordinator
Logansport Memorial Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians are celebratingthe Center of Distinction Award, which was given to Logansport Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced woundcare services. The 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 92 percent within 28 median days to heal. There were 601 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 367achieved the honor.
“We are extremely honored that our Wound Care Center has received this award of distinction once again,” comments Perry Gay, President and CEO of Logansport Memorial Hospital.“From the very beginning, our goal has been to deliver highly personalized wound healing for the patients we serve. Our Wound Care Center providers and staff have proven their commitment to high-quality care by achieving this national recognition for the second year in a row.We could not be more pleased to share that success with them, and with our community.”
The Logansport Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics network of over 600 Wound Care Centers® and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The Logansport Memorial 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. Leading edge treatments at the Center include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, 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.
“It is an honor to be awarded ‘Center of Distinction’ for the second year in a row,” says Kari Hamilton, MSL, Program Director for the Logansport Memorial Wound Care Center. “This would not have been possible without ongoing support from Logansport Memorial Hospital administration and the high standard of quality care from the Wound Care Center staff. The continued partnership between LMH and Healogics demonstrates that having specialized care close to home is a true asset in rural communities. When we are able to work closely with a patient and achieve healing for them, it is truly something we all celebrate together. We are thankful to have touched the lives of each patient who has been part of our 95% wound healing rate and we look forward to working with many more in the years to come.”