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CGH WOUND HEALING AND HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TREATEMENT CENTER RECOGNIZED WITH NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN WOUND HEALING

Hospital news | Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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Contact: Nicole Bollman

STERLING, Illinois. (August 1, 2018) – CGH Medical Center physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered on July 18, 2018 to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to the CGH Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center. This Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent 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, 268 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 significant accomplishment to receive this award,’’ said Jason Green, director of the CGH Wound Healing Center. “It demonstrates the dedication the physicians and staff at the CGH Wound Healing Center have towards achieving high healing outcomes for our patients.

The CGH Wound Healing Center 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. The CGH Wound Healing Center 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.

“Our goal is to help our patients heal,” said Green, “and get back to living happy, healthy lives.”

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About CGH Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center

Open in locations in both Sterling and Dixon, CGH Wound Healing Center is available for those with prolonged wounds that will not heal. Using advanced technologies and clinical therapies, the CGH Wound Healing Center helps to create a personalized treatment plan to help you return to a better quality of life. The center offers pain management, laboratory evaluation of the wound, surgical debridement of the wound, and education about self-care for wounds, while also connecting patients with other departments within CGH Medical Center, including physical therapy, diabetic educators and vascular services. For more information, please visit www.cghmc.com/wound.

Pictured: From left to right, Theresa Krueger, APN-BC, and Jason Green, Program Director, CGH Wound Healing Center, shared their Healogics Center of Excellence Award at the CGH Wound Healing and Hyberbaric Oxygen Treatment Center’s 10 year anniversary celebration at CGH on July 18.