The Mercy Memorial Wound Care Center has been honored with the Center of Distinction Award for its high level of clinical care. The award was given by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 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 512 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, but only 221 achieved the honor.
“Chronic wounds affect nearly 7 million people in the United States and the need for this service is growing,” said Paul Hiltz, President and CEO of Community Mercy Health Partners. “We’re very proud of the level of care that we provide at our Urbana and Springfield centers.”
The incidence of chronic wounds is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy. Untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.
Springfield Regional and Mercy Memorial Wound Care Center, members of the Healogics network, offer advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. No physician referral is needed. For information or appointments:
·Springfield Regional Wound Care Center: 937-525-2432
·Mercy Memorial Wound Care Center: 937-653-4969
To learn more about wound care, visit community-mercy.org and look under “Services.”