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The Wound Care Center of UH Elyria Medical Center Recognized for Healing Wounds and Changing Lives

Monday, March 10, 2014

ELYRIA – The Wound Care Center of University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center is the proud recipient of the Center of Distinction Award by Healogics, Inc., the world’s leading wound care management company. The center has achieved outstanding patient outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rates greater than 98 percent; and a 98.5 percent healing rate within 28 median days to heal, among other quality outcomes. This is the third Center of Distinction Award the facility has received since it opened in July, 2008.

The Wound Care Center of UH Elyria Medical Center is a member of the Healogics Network of more than 550 centers, which provide access to benchmarking data and proven experience in treating in excess of two million chronic wounds. More than 600 patients from our community received specialized treatment for chronic and non-healing wounds at the Wound Care Center of UH Elyria Medical Center in 2013.

Ken Larissey, Director of the Wound Care Center of University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, is honored to once again receive this distinction. He stated, “It’s a privilege to be part of a great collaborative effort between the hospital, physicians, and Healogics.” He continued, “Together, we are able to heal patients in our community whose wounds may not have otherwise been successfully treated. This award reaffirms that our program is truly changing people’s lives for the better.”

About University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center

Founded in 1908, University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center is a 387-licensed bed hospital system with additional campuses in Amherst (University Hospitals Amherst Health Center), Avon (University Hospitals Avon Health Center) and Sheffield (University Hospitals Sheffield Health Center), along with medical offices in Grafton, North Ridgeville and Westlake. Part of the University Hospitals health system, UH Elyria Medical Center offers patients access to UH Case Medical Center, a nationally recognized academic medical center, as well as programs from internationally recognized centers of excellence such as UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH Seidman Cancer Center. UH Elyria Medical Center is one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014) and is ranked among the top 5% in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014). In addition, UH Elyria was named a 13-time “NorthCoast 99 Top Employer” by the Employers’ Resource Council. For more information, visit www.UHhospitals.org/Elyria.

About Healogics, Inc.

Healogics, located in Jacksonville, Florida, is the world's largerst wound care management company with over 550 hospital partners deliverying excellent evidence-based care to patients with chronic wounds. Healogics has been the leader in wound care for over 20 years, offering the most advanced modalities - including adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Providing outstanding wound care is Healogics’ entire focus. Our leaders are internationally recognized experts in wound care, who research, teach, and guide quality-improvement initiatives such as Healogics’ Clinical Practice Guidelines. Based on our experience of treating more than two million wounds, Healogics Centers achieve excellent outcomes as measured by our i-heal clinical management system, including a high rate of limb salvage, an 89% healing rate with 30 median days-to-heal, and high patient satisfaction. Together, we heal wounds and improve patients’ lives.


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