Las Cruces, NM (Feb. 25, 2016) – Memorial Medical Center Wound Care Center physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered today to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to MMC Wound Care Center by Healogics, 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, 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.
“This award distinguishes our Wound Care Center for its high quality patient care and outcomes. I am extremely proud of our entire team for achieving this honor after just one year in operation,” stated John Harris, CEO Memorial Medical Center. “We are very proud of our partnership with Healogics to be able to bring world-class specialized wound care to our region.”
The MMC Wound Care 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. MMC Wound Care 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 include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.
“This award is a great honor that recognizes the Wound Care Center staff’s focus on quality metrics and clinical excellence,” said Dr. John Ramirez, Medical Director, MMC Wound Care Center. Dario Menanteau, Wound Care Center Program Director added, “I am proud to support a devoted team consisting of our hospital partner, panel of physicians, and clinical and Hyperbaric Therapy staff. On a daily basis they care for patients’ wounds, communicate with referring physicians, and contribute to the wellbeing of our community with their outstanding service.”
About Memorial Wound Care Center
Memorial Medical Center opened the first free-standing Wound Care Center in Las Cruces in November 2014. MMC recognized a growing need for wound care in our region due to the high incidence of people with diabetes. MMC Wound Care Center has already treated nearly 400 chronic wound care patients in just over a year in business.
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 nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and saw approximately 285,000 new patients in 2015 through a connected network of partner hospitals and Wound Care Centers, academic medical centers, and other post‐acute sites. Healogics utilizes an evidence‐based systematic approach to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing patient population. A fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm, is the majority shareholder of Healogics. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com.