Shawnee Mission Health's Wound Care Centers Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

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Shawnee Mission Health (SMH) physicians, leaders and clinicians are celebrating the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to SMH's Wound Care Centers by Healogics, the nations largest provider of advanced wound care services. Both SMH Wound Care Centers, which are located at Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) and SMH-Prairie Star, achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal. There were 512 U.S. Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, but only 221 achieved the honor.

As specialists in wound care, the physicians and nursing staff at the Shawnee Mission Health Wound Care Centers are committed to healing patients wounds quickly and providing the educational support necessary for prevention of future wounds, said the Wound Care Centers Program Director Cindy Ambrose.

SMH's Wound Care Centers are a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 Centers, and provide access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. SMH's Wound Care Centers offer highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds, which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Advanced treatments include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

About Healogics, Inc.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nations largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers in the nation and saw approximately 285,000 new patients in 2015 through a connected network of partner hospitals and Wound Care Centers, academic medical centers, and other post-acute sites. Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing patient population. A fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm, is the majority shareholder of Healogics. For more information, please visit Healogics.com.

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