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Jefferson Health’s Wound Care Center in Washington Township Recognized with National Award for Excellence in Wound Healing

Physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered on September 19th to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to our Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Washington Township.

The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. The award recognizes the Center having 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 two consecutive years — 2017 and 2018. The award is named in honor of the late Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics.

The Center’s Medical Director, Dr. Brian Smeal, says, “This award speaks for the team’s continual collaboration and commitment for the successful healing of our patients.”

Jefferson’s Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy — which has a second location at our Cherry Hill Hospital led by Medical Director Dr. Lisa Derr — 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.

Our Wound Care Centers offer highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcerspressure ulcersinfections, and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Leading-edge treatments include negative pressure wound therapytotal contact castingbio-engineered tissuesbiosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The Centers also offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress wound healing.

Shown, from left, areRobert Davis, Vice President of Ambulatory Services; Bonnie Schwartz, RNMargaret Ickes, LPNStephanie Pierson, Office Coordinator; Katina Miller, Clinical Nurse Manager; Tamara Scott, RN, Program Director; Dr. Brian Smeal, Medical Director; and Ronda Broughton, Director of Ambulatory Services.