Westlake Wound Care Center Earns National Quality Award

University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center physicians, leaders and clinicians and Premier Physicians gathered recently to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award and Center of Excellence Award, which were given to University Hospitals Westlake Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center.

The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 24 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal. There were 512 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, but only 221 achieved the honor. The Center was also awarded the prestigious honor of Center of Excellence by Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. Out of 512 eligible Centers, only 110 were honored with this award. The award is named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics.

“This is a well-deserved recognition,” commented David Appel, CEO of Premier Physicians Center. ”These impressive quality numbers demonstrate what we have known from the beginning — that this Wound Care Center delivers top-notch care to our patients, day in and day out.”

“Our thanks and congratulations to all the health care professionals, including many of our own Premier physicians, for earning these two awards” Mr. Appel added. “We are proud of our partnership with University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center and Healogics, and look forward to continuing to serve patients in our community with highest quality medical care.”

The University Hospitals Westlake Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 Centers, and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. University Hospitals Westlake Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center offer 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. Advanced treatments include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings, and growth factor therapies.