Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center Named a Center of Excellence

Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has earned the Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence national award making it one of only 7 centers nationwide to receive this distinction for four consecutive years (2012-2015).

“I am extremely proud of the team for surpassing the requirements to be identified as a Center of Distinction in pursuit of once again being awarded the Center of Excellence,” said Joseph Roach, President of Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill and Methuen. “The team excels at what they do because they are committed to making a difference in the lives of those individuals who need our care. We are honored to accept this award.”

In 2015, the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent, and a healing rate of at least 91% in less than 30 median days for a minimum of two consecutive years. Since the Center was established in 2010, thousands of patients and their wounds have been healed. The Center’s specialized approach to treatment often prevents amputations and helps patients return to active lives.

“Earning this award for the fourth consecutive year is a testament to Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley’s exceptional wound healing team. Our patients are part of our family and our team is proud to provide a consistently high level of compassionate, quality care,” said Walter Kwass, MD, vascular surgeon and medical director of the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center.

The Center offers 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 hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

The honor comes from Healogics, Inc., the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. With more than 600 centers worldwide, only 155 were eligible for the award and ultimately only 88 centers were honored. The award is named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics. The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Holy Family Hospital is a member of the Healogics Network of centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating more than two million chronic wounds.

The award-winning Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley is located at 140 Lincoln Ave. in Haverhill, MA. For more information, please call 978-420-1405.

About Holy Family Hospital
Holy Family Hospital is a 383-bed acute-care hospital with two campuses, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley in Haverhill. Both locations provide comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and 24/7 emergency services to the greater Merrimack Valley, southern New Hampshire and the New Hampshire seacoast. The hospital’s strengths include orthopedic care, cancer care, neurology, wound and hyperbaric care, behavioral medicine and maternity care. Both campuses are proud recipients of the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission and have earned “A” Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group for their performance on national standards of safety, quality and efficiency. Holy Family Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care Systems LLC, the largest integrated community care organization in New England, which combines over 3,0000 physicians, 9 acute care hospitals, managed care, insurance programs, home care, an imaging operation, and a number of other post acute services, to provide the most cost effective and highest quality of integrated patient care. More information is available at www.HolyFamily-Hospital.org

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