SOMC Wound Healing Center Receives National Award for Continued Excellence

The Wound Healing Center at Southern Ohio Medical Center has been recognized for its continued efforts in high-quality patient care, receiving the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award. The award is presented by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company.

More than 330 Wound Care Centers® were eligible for the award, with 169 receiving the honor in 2017.

“I am so proud of our Wound Care team,” Neva Moore, program director of the SOMC Wound Healing Center, said. “This award is incredibly important and demonstrates our commitment to our patients and hospital partners. It requires dedicated focus, stamina, and strength, and proves that we are maintaining our highest standard of care year after year.”

The Center of Excellence award is reserved for Wound Care Centers® in the Healogics network that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years. This includes achieving a patient satisfaction rate higher than 92 percent, achieving a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal, and meeting several other quality standards.

“SOMC provides us an environment of excellence—making it easy for our team to successfully achieve our patient centered goals,” Moore added. “This award is a result of putting the needs of our patients ahead of our own.”

The SOMC Wound Healing Center offers highly-specialized care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. For more information about the Center, please visit www.somc.org/wound.