Published on May 19, 2022
Owensboro Health Wound Care Recognized for Clinical Excellence
Owensboro Health is pleased to announce that Owensboro Health Wound Care has earned the Center of Distinction award by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. To achieve this distinction, the Wound Care center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent. They also maintained a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92 percent within 28 median days to heal.
“This prestigious award reflects a commitment to satisfied patients with quality outcomes,” said Jennifer Balascio, Program Director at Owensboro Health Wound Center. “We could not have earned this without ongoing dedication and hard work from every member of our team.”
Owensboro Health Wound Center has two locations with offices in Owensboro and Beaver Dam, where they treat approximately 300 active patients per month. As a member of the Healogics network of over 600 Wound Care Centers®, they are able to offer highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, bedsores and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.
Advanced wound care treatments provided by the wound care experts include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. Owensboro Health Wound Care also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.
There were 555 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 278 achieved the honor.
Contact: Brian Hamby, Director of Owensboro Health Marketing, (O) 270-685-7749, (C) 270-316-4274, Brian.Hamby@OwensboroHealth.org.
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About Owensboro Health
Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital; Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center; the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.
On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.