Northern Dutchess Hospital receives high honors for wound care

Posted: 5/14/2015

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s specialized care of people with chronic wounds was recently recognized with a Center of Distinction Award.

The award came from Healogics Inc., a Jacksonville, Fla.-based company that works with the center to provide treatment in the area. Healogics measures more than 500 wound care centers on quality benchmarks, including quality of care and patient satisfaction.

To be one of its 172 Centers of Distinction, Northern Dutchess achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months in 2014. They included:

Patient satisfaction of 96 percent, measured by healthcare-performance company Press Ganey.

A healing rate greater than 90 percent with patients healed, on average, within 30 days.

“Our patients’ wounds cause them pain, stress and can be potentially harmful,” Wound Care Center Director Faye Colosi said. “We must – and do – provide them with the best care, and I am so proud of everyone at the center for their excellent work.”

Accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, the center diagnoses and treats acute and chronic problem wounds from radiation burns to diabetic ulcers to brown recluse spider bites, as well as carbon monoxide poisoning and decompression sickness. For information, call 845-871-3888.

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