Atrium Medical Center division earns award for clinical excellence

atrium wound care division

MIDDLETOWNThe Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Services at Atrium Medical Center recently was recognized with a national award for clinical excellence.

The Center of Distinction Award was presented by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company. The center was also honored with the Healogics President’s Circle Award.

The awards recognize outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days.

Chronic wounds affect millions of people in the United States. The Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Services at Atrium opened in 2015 and has treated more than 600 patients since opening.

“This award means patients of the Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Services at Atrium are receiving an award-winning level of care available close to home for residents in the Butler and Warren county areas,” Dr. Daniel Butler, co-medical director of the Wound Care Center at Atrium, said in a release.

Atrium Medical Center is a member of Premier Health Partners, the Dayton-area’s largest health care network, along with Miami Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital and Upper Valley Medical Center. Atrium is Middletown’s second largest employer, with more than 1,500 employees.

The Wound Care Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Some of the leading-edge treatments offered include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, offloading or total contact casts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

The rising incidence of chronic wounds can be correlated to obesity, vascular disease, an aging population, and radiation treatment side-effects which are often underlying causes. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of an affected limb.

“We follow treatment protocols specifically established for each type of wound. We use leading approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances in wound care,” Christina Skinner, program director of the Wound Care Center at Atrium, said in a release. “Our treatment practices and protocols are designed to reintroduce the body’s innate ability to heal.”

The Wound Care Center is made up of a team of professionals including physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy; nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds; technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies; and experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records, and health insurance processing.

Services are designed to complement a primary physician’s care. Patients are frequently referred by their primary care physician, and the program operates by appointment. Based on an extensive evaluation, a customized treatment plan is developed to optimize the therapies best suited to address the patient’s needs. Care is administered on an outpatient basis.

Atrium offers these specialized services through a partnership with Healogics, the world’s largest wound care management company, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds.

The Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Services at Atrium is located in the Professional Building adjacent to the hospital at 200 Medical Center Drive, Middletown.

For more information, call 513-974-5700.

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