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Rhinebeck Wound Care Center achieves ‘Excellence’ status

Posted: 3/28/2017

For the second consecutive year, the Wound Care Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital  was recognized as a Center of Excellence – a national award given for high quality wound-healing services.

The Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award comes from Healogics, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based company that works with hospitals to treat chronic and acute wounds including diabetic ulcers,  leg ulcers and non-healing surgical wounds.

To be eligible, the center had a patient satisfaction rate above 92 percent and healed more than 91 percent of patients within 30 days on average, and achieved both high marks in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

“This is an honor earned by our skilled physicians and staff who work together with the patient’s best interests in mind,” said Dr. Jeffrey Hatter, the center’s medical director. “We not only met the award criteria, we exceeded the quality scores.”

Wound care centers treat patients with open sores, infections and other chronic wounds that haven’t healed in a reasonable amount of time.

Healogics manages more than 800 wound centers of which 169 were named a Center of Excellence. This award is named for Warriner, a pioneer in wound care and the former chief medical officer for Healogics.

For information, visit www.healthquest.org/woundcare or call 845-871-3888 (TTY 1-800-421-1220).

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