Hunterdon Healthcare’s Wound Care Center Recognized with Two Awards for Excellence in Wound Healing

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Hunterdon Healthcare’s physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to the Hunterdon Wound Healing Center and it also achieved the Center of Distinction Award which recognizes a Center that meets the highest quality standards.  This Center received these awards because it has achieved patient satisfaction rates over 92% and a healing rate of greater than or equal to 91% in less than 30 median days, among other quality standards.  The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, Inc., the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services.  Out of 389 eligible Centers, only 88 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.

According to Donald Pinner, Senior Vice President of Community Health Improvement and Chief Operating Officer for Hunterdon Regional Community Health, “Our Wound Care Center heals chronic wounds of patients who might otherwise experience an amputation or other life-threatening conditions.  We are proud to provide this specialized and needed service to our community.”

The Hunterdon Wound Healing Center specializes in the treatment of chronic wounds and offers hospital-based outpatient wound care as well as disease management and diabetes care.  It offers leading edge therapies including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the use of vascular studies, tissue culturing and pathology, revascularization, skin grafting and clinical or surgical debridement.

 “We’re honored,” Bruce Kostecka, Program Director, Hunterdon Wound Healing Center.  “It’s a privilege to be part of a great collaborative effort between the hospital, physicians, and Healogics.  Together, we are able to heal patients in our community, getting them back to living happy, healthy lives.”

The Hunterdon Wound Healing Center is located at the Wescott Medical Arts Center, 9100 Wescott Drive in Flemington.  For more information, call 908-237-6950 or visitwww.hunterdonhealthcare.org/woundcare

Pictured left to right: Jennifer Ferguson, RN, Regional Director of Clinical Operations for Healogics, Michelle Allegro, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager, Bruce Kostecka, Program Director for Healogics, Robert Wise, President and CEO, Hunterdon Healthcare, Nada Raiser, Area Vice President for Healogics, Janice Carroll, RN, Don Pinner, Senior Vice President of Community Health Improvement and Chief Operating Officer for Hunterdon Regional Community Health, Rosemarie Comunale, Hyperbaric Technician and Lisa Pytell, Medical Office Coordinator.  Not pictured are:   Debra Spayd, RN and Christine Piancone-Wolfe, RN.

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