Manatee Memorial Hospital receives wound care excellence honor

HERALD STAFF REPORTJuly 3, 2014 

From left: Nancy Helme, regional director of clinical operations for Healogics Inc.; Darlette Tice, chief nursing officer, Sybil Spigner, wound care program director, registered nurse Renee Johnson, clinical coordinator and Chris Fensterle, associate Administrator, Manatee Memorial Hospital; and Suemei Addington, area vice president, Healogics.PHOTO PROVIDED BY Ted West Photography

BRADENTON -- The leadership at Manatee Memorial Hospital gathered Tuesday to celebrate the Dr. Robert Warriner III Center of Excellence Award given to Manatee Memorial's Wound Care and Hyperbaric Treatment Program after it met Center of Distinction quality standards for Healogics Inc.

This program achieved patient satisfaction rates of more than 92 percent and a healing rate of greater than or equal to 91 percent in less than 30 median days, among other quality standards.

The awarded comes via Healogics Inc., the nation's largest provider of advanced wound-care services, with more than 550 centers.

The award is named for Warriner, a pioneer in wound care and the former chief medical officer for Healogics.

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Treatment Program at Manatee Memorial Hospital offers specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reaso able amount of time. Treaments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bioengineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

"We are proud of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Treatment Program physicians and staff on receiving this award for the third year with outstanding patient outcomes," said Kevin DiLallo, group vice president with Universal Health Services Inc. and chief executive officer with Manatee Healthcare System. "The program heals chronic wounds in patients who might otherwise experience amputations or other life-threatening conditions."

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Treatment Program office is in the Medical Office Building next to the hospital at 250 Second St. E., Suite 4E, Bradenton.

Information: 941-745-7306, vernon.desear@mmhhs.com or call Betty Chambliss, director of advertising and community events at 941-745-7545 or betty.chambliss@mmhhs.com.

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