Frisbie Memorial Hospital Wound Center First In NH To Earn National Award For Excellence In Wound Healing For 4th Year

Mar 03, 2016, 16:30 ET from Frisbie Memorial Hospital

ROCHESTER, N.H., March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Frisbie Memorial Hospital announced today that it is the only Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine in New Hampshire to earn the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award for the fourth consecutive year.

Centers earning the Center of Excellence award must excel in key performance indicators including having 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 a minimum of two consecutive 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.

Frisbie Memorial Hospital's Wound Center is staffed by a team of specialists in Infectious Disease, Surgery, Podiatry and Emergency Medicine. The entire staff is extensively trained in advanced wound care, new product technologies, specialized wound dressings, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The Wound Center specializes in treating chronic or non-healing wounds that do not respond to conventional treatment. These non-healing wounds can result from complications after surgery, minor burns, bone disease, post-radiation treatments, and can include ulcers caused by diabetes, venous insufficiency, injury, and pressure. A wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is typically considered chronic. With advanced treatments available, such as debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, specialized wound dressings, as well as patient education, people with non-healing, chronic wounds have access to wound care specialists, close to home.

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