SOUTHBRIDGE, MA – The Wound Care Center at Harrington has received the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence (COE) award by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
The Center of Excellence award is reserved for locations that have earned at least two consecutive awards. The Wound Care Center received the Center of Distinction award in 2014 and its first Center of Excellence award in 2015.
To be eligible, wound care centers must have achieved or exceeded outstanding clinical and operational results for 2016 including a 92 percent patient satisfaction rate and a 91 percent healing rate (in 30 median days to heal).
Out of 334 eligible centers, 169 received the COE distinction. Harrington was the only center in the Worcester area to receive the award and one of only four in the state to achieve the recognition.
“We are pleased to receive this honor for the third year in a row,” said Dr. Ravindra Acharya, medical director for The Wound Care Center. “Our top priorities every day are patient safety and quality of care.”
The Wound Center, located at 10 North Main Street inside Harrington HealthCare at Charlton, opened in 2010 and has treated more than 7,300 patients. The center features a variety of comprehensive treatments for chronic, non-healing wounds, including specialty dressings, debridement and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Chronic and non-healing wounds can result from a number of factors, including diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, vascular disease, and immobility. An estimated eight million Americans suffer from chronic wounds.
The Healogics Network includes nearly 800 centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds.