|NARH Wound Center named "Center of Distinction"|
Mar 12, 2013
(March 12, 2013) The Wound Healing Center of the Berkshires at North Adams Regional Hospital has been named a center of distinction among those operated by Healogics. Healogics is a national wound healing management company that partners with hospitals to provide scientifically based, advanced wound care therapies.
To earn the center of distinction ranking, the Wound Healing Center had to meet several key performance indicators, including achieving healing rates of 91% or better, patient satisfaction scores of 92% or better, and achieving a “median days to heal” of 30 days or less.
“This designation really speaks to the great work done by the doctors and nurses of the Wound Healing Center,” said Center director Kelly Morse, RN, BSN. “They are dedicated to getting our patients back to living their lives as normally as possible.”
Wound Center staff include medical director Fred Landes MD, Jean Culver, MD, A. Fernando Ponce, MD, Oscar Rodriguez, MD, and George Csank, MD. They are supported by certified wound care nurse Ruth Lennon, RN; hyperbaric oxygen technicians Gladys Conklin and Mary Bryant; case managers Joan Sadlow, RN and Robin Lemay, RN; and office coordinator Wendy Kelly.
The Wound Healing Center of the Berkshires offers hospital-based outpatient wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and partners with patients’ physicians on disease management and diabetes care.
Patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, venous statis or pressure ulcers, late effects of radiation injuries, non-healing surgical wound infections and other non-healing wounds have access to advanced therapy wound care including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, living tissue grafts, etc. Patients may call for an appointment on their own, or be referred by their physicians. Information: (413) 664-5690 and on Facebook.
The Wound Healing Center is a partnership between North Adams Regional Hospital and Healogics, the nation’s largest wound care management company. The Center opened in 2009.