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Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

April 18, 2017

Heywood Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians will gather later this spring to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Heywood Hospital by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal, and other quality outcomes. There were more than 821 centers eligible nationally for the Center of Distinction Award; Heywood was 1 of only 10 hospitals in Massachusetts to achieve this award.

“We are thrilled that the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Heywood Hospital is receiving this award," stated Win Brown, President & CEO of Heywood Healthcare. "Patient satisfaction is always our top priority and it is an honor to be one of only 10 hospitals in Massachusetts recognized with this distinction. I applaud the entire Wound Care Center staff for their dedication to patient satisfaction and quality care.”

The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Heywood Hospital is a member of the Healogics Network of more than 821 Centers, and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating more than two million chronic wounds. Heywood Hospital’s Wound Care Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Some advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

“We are both honored and humbled to have our Wound Center recognized with this award. Our Staff of physicians, nurses, and administrators have worked hard to provide state-of-the-art, evidence-based, compassionate wound care for our patients.” Dr. Konstantino Avradopolous, Wound Care Center physician shared, “Our ongoing mission is to maintain and surpass these standards and to continue to be a source of clinical excellence for our community.”

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About Heywood Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center
Heywood Hospital has been helping the community heal their chronic wounds since 2008. We currently see over 100 patients a month and heal 92.19% of our patients within 28 days. Our specially training physician panel has experience with many different wound types and they take a wide variety of insurances. They specialize in healing chronic wounds so that our patients can get back to living their lives without wounds! Our team includes two Wound Care Certified (WCC) nurses and a staff fully licensed in Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT). We are proud to be part of Heywood Healthcare and grateful to be recognized for providing such outstanding care to our community.

About Heywood Hospital
A member of the Heywood Healthcare system, Heywood Hospital is a 134-bed acute care hospital in Gardner, MA, which provides a broad range of high quality medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric and behavioral health services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The hospital’s Centers of Excellence include the Watkins Center for Emergency and Acute Care; the LaChance Maternity Center; the Diabetes Center; and the Heywood Heart and Vascular Center, an affiliate of the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence at UMass Memorial Health Care.

About Heywood Healthcare
Heywood Healthcare is an independent, community-owned healthcare system serving north central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. It is comprised of Heywood Hospital, a non-profit, 134-bed acute-care hospital in Gardner, MA; Athol Hospital, a 25-bed not-for-profit, Critical Access Hospital in Athol, MA; the Quabbin Retreat in Petersham, MA; Heywood Medical Group with primary care physicians and specialists located throughout the region. The organization includes six satellite facilities in MA; Heywood Rehabilitation Center and Heywood Urgent Care in Gardner; West River Health Center in Orange; Winchendon Health Center and Murdock School-based Health Center in Winchendon; Heywood Charitable Foundation; the North Quabbin Community Coalition, an affiliate organization; and upcoming in 2017, The Quabbin Retreat in Petersham.

About Healogics, Inc.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage more than 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and see nearly 300,000 patients per year through a connected network of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and families. Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population. For more information or to find a Wound Care Center near you, please visit www.healogics.com.

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