– UPMC Somerset
leaders and clinicians gathered to recognize The Advanced Wound Care Center at UPMC Somerset
, a recipient of the Center of Distinction award 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 rates higher than 92% and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92% within 28 median days to heal. Of 555 centers eligible for the Healogics Center of Distinction Award
, 278 achieved the honor.
“We are fortunate to have an advanced wound care center to meet the health care needs of the residents of Somerset and its surrounding counties. Patients can stay close to home while receiving state-of-the-art care for their wounds,” said Andy Rush, president, UPMC Somerset. “Our team at The Advanced Wound Care Center has worked hard to ensure we’re providing the highest quality of care to our patients.”
The Advanced Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics network of more than 600 Wound Care Centers® and offers highly specialized care to patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.
Advanced treatments provided by UPMC wound care experts include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bioengineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100% oxygen to help progress wound healing.
“It is truly an honor to receive this award for the third consecutive year,” said Deborah Fisher, program director. “The staff, nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians are exceptional in every way. The clinical measures that are met to receive this award reflect the hard work, dedication and patient-centered care provided in our wound care center.”