HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital’s Wound Healing Center has once again been named a recipient of the Center of Distinction award by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Wound Healing Center has won this award every year since it opened in 2010.
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. There were 555 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 278 achieved the honor. Other Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals receiving this same honor include HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
HSHS St. Anthony’s Interim President and CEO Mike Janis shared, “Since opening in 2010, our Wound Healing Center team has changed the lives of many people in the region by bringing healing and allowing people to return to their active lives. Receiving this award, not only this year but for the past 11 years, is a testament to the providers and colleagues that provide high quality care to every patient,” he said.
St. Anthony’s Wound Healing Center is a member of the Healogics network of over 600 Wound Care Centers® and offers highly specialized wound 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 wound care modalities provided by the hospital’s wound care experts include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The Wound Healing Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100% oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.
Dr. Jeff Brummer, medical director of St. Anthony’s Wound Healing Center, expressed his appreciation for the Center winning this award repeatedly over the last number of years. “It takes a certain level of dedication, commitment and talent to achieve this level of care year after year, which is a reflection on the physicians and staff that are associated with St. Anthony’s Wound Healing Center,” Dr. Brummer said.
“Achieving this award repeatedly demonstrates that when people are passionate about their health care professions, enjoy working together, and combine advanced training with compassionate care, it shows,” said Adam Pullen, director of the Wound Healing Center. “Our team rightfully take a lot of pride in this award because it demonstrates their efforts of providing the best wound care in Effingham and surrounding areas.”
The Wound Healing Center cares for people that have wounds that have not begun to heal in two weeks or have not completely healed in six weeks. Patients can be referred by their family doctors or can refer themselves by calling St. Anthony’s Wound Healing Center to make an appointment at 217-347-3565.