McMinnville, OR 4/6/16– Willamette Valley Medical Center physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered today to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to Willamette Valley Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center because it has met the Center of Excellence quality standards for Healogics. This Center, a department of Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days, among other quality standards for the past 4 years. The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Out of 168 eligible Centers, only 110 were honored with this award. The award is named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics.
“We are ecstatic to receive this award for the 4th consecutive year. Our wound care center has consistently achieved exemplary patient satisfaction scores and the healing rates speak for themselves. The center’s achievements are made possible because of the highly trained physician’s and staff providing the highest quality care every day.” said Peter Hofstetter, WVMC, CEO.
The Willamette Valley Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 Centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. Willamette Valley Wound Care and Hyperbaric 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 included negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.
About the Willamette Valley Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center
The Willamette Valley Medical Center Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine features the latest in advanced treatment for non-healing wounds related to diabetes, circulatory problems and other underlying conditions. In addition, the staff provides valuable education to patients and caregivers to assist with problem wound management. One of only a three wound care centers in Oregon, the facility utilizes state-of-the-art pressurized chambers for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). The advanced therapy quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, which assists in the healing process of wounds. It is effective in fighting certain types of infections, stimulating the growth of new blood vessels and improving circulation. In addition, HBOT is used to treat diabetic wounds of the lower extremity, delayed radiation injuries, osteomyelitis, and compromised skin grafts and flaps. – See more at: Willamette Valley Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine