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Heywood Hospital’s Wound Care Center Recognized with President’s Circle Award

May 24, 2018

The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Heywood Hospital was presented with the President’s Circle award in recognition of a Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence with outstanding performance.

The Heywood Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92% and a healing rate of at least 91% in less than 30 median days to heal, for a minimum of two consecutive years. The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Out of 340 eligible Centers, 26 were honored with this award nationwide, and Heywood Hospital is only one of three in Massachusetts. The award is named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics.

“We are thrilled to have our Wound Care Center recognized on a national level for the outstanding care they provide to our patients every day,” shared Heywood Healthcare President & CEO Win Brown. “At any given time, almost seven million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. Our Center uses the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing and remains current in new scientific advances in wound care. For most patients, our program leaves them completely healed in just a few months, and helps them get back to their normal lives.”

The award with celebrated at a reception on Thursday, May 24th. Hospital staff, physicians, advanced practice providers and community partners enjoyed refreshments, tours and remarks from Hospital Administration.

The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Heywood Hospital is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers®, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. It 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. Advanced treatments included negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

Pictured L to R: Back row: Tom Powers, Community Liaison; Bruce Bertrand, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Heywood Healthcare; Win Brown, President & CEO for Heywood Healthcare.

Front row: Valarie DiMiero, Area Vice President for Healogics; Konstantino A. Avradopoulos, MD, Wound Care Specialist; Carol Niemi, Director of the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Heywood Hospital; and Patty Pasceri, Senior Vice President of Operations for Atlantic Zone, Healogics.



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 Athol Hospital
A member of the Heywood Healthcare system, Athol Hospital is a 25-bed non-profit, acute care and outpatient facility serving the communities of the North Quabbin region of Massachusetts. Athol Hospital’s services include 24/7 Emergency Care, Surgical Services, Oncology, Respiratory Therapy, Radiology and Laboratory, Diabetes Center and the Center for Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. It is designated as a Critical Access Hospital and Primary Stroke Center, licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and accredited by the Joint Commission.

About Heywood Hospital
A member of the Heywood Healthcare system, Heywood Hospital is a 134-bed acute care hospital in Gardner, MA, providing 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 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, a behavioral health and substance misuse treatment facility, in Petersham, MA; and Heywood Medical Group with primary care physicians and specialists located throughout the region. The organization includes five 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; and the North Quabbin Community Coalition.

About Heywood Medical Group
Heywood Medical Group is a non-profit Physician Organization affiliated with Heywood Hospital with over 50 physicians and advanced practice providers specializing in Primary Care and Specialty Care. Our primary care physicians focus on Pediatrics and Family Practice. Our specialty care physicians focus on the areas of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Bariatrics, Gynecology/Obstetrics, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Urology and General Surgery.

Heywood Medical group serves individuals and families in need of health care and works in coordination with Heywood Hospital to provide high-quality comprehensive care to everyone.


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