OSF Wound Care, the outpatient wound center of OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, recently received the Center of Distinction award, from Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
This marks the fourth year in a row that OSF Wound Care achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92 percent within 28 median days to heal. There were 601 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 367 achieved the honor. This honor comes as we begin the seventh annual Wound Care Awareness Week from June 1 through June 5.
Serving the community since 2008, OSF Wound Care is a member of the Healogics network of over 600 Wound Care Centers® and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. OSF Wound Care offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Leading edge treatments at the Center include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.
“Some wounds won’t heal on their own for a variety of underlying reasons,” says Medical Director of OSF Wound Care, Rockford, Leslie Edgcomb, M.D. “When that happens, scheduling an appointment at OSF Wound Care is vital. Our physician and nurse team is specifically trained to care for patients with difficult to heal wounds.”
Patients and healthcare providers are experiencing an unprecedented situation with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. OSF Wound Care has remained open during the crisis for both newly referred patients and patients currently in a treatment plan. Action steps and protocols, like cleaning and disinfecting guidelines that exceed CDC standards, have been instituted to help continue treatments and services during this crisis.