HMC Wound Care Center Recognized for Clinical Excellence in Patient Experience, Healing Rates

HOLYOKE — The Wound Care Center at Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has been named a recipient of the Center of Distinction award by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound-care services. The center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient-experience rates higher than 92% and a minimum wound-healing rate of at least 92% within 28 median days to heal. There were 555 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, and 278 achieved the honor.

“This is the fifth consecutive year that the HMC Wound Care Center has been recognized as a Center of Distinction,” said Ann Johnson, program director. “It is a testament to our phenomenal team and their dedicated commitment to healing our patients with high-quality, compassionate care.”

The HMC Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics network of more than 600 wound-care centers and offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.

Advanced wound-care modalities provided by the center’s wound-care experts include negative-pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, and offloading or total contact casts. The center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100% oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.

Patients are referred to the Wound Care Center by their primary-care physicians or other specialists, or are self-referred. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (413) 535-4740.