Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center Named a Center of Excellence Third Year in a Row

For the third year in a row Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has earned the Center of Excellence award for exceeding healing and quality benchmarks.

Following its first year of operation, The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center received a Center of Distinction award for achieving patient satisfaction rates over 90 percent, and an 89 percent healing rate in 30 median days, among other quality standards. When the center achieved the same benchmarks the second year, it received a second Center of Distinction award, plus the prestigious Center of Excellence award for repeat high-quality performance. This year the center has again received the Center of Distinction Award plus the Center of Excellence Award.

The honor comes from Healogics, one of the nation’s leading wound care management companies. The Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics Clinical Network of over 560 centers, which allows access to benchmarking data, and experience in treating millions of chronic wounds.

At Holy Family Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center in Haverhill, hundreds of patients have received specialized treatment, often preventing amputations, and helping patients return to active lives.

“We are honored to accept this award,” said hospital President Joseph Roach. “The greatest impact of our team’s consistent commitment to care can be seen in the quality of life that many of our patients and their families are now experiencing.”

“Earning this award for the third consecutive year is a tribute to Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley’s exceptional wound healing team.   I am proud to serve our communities with a consistently high level of care,” said Walter Kwass, MD, vascular surgeon and medical director of the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center.

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, or to make an appointment, please call 978.420.1405.

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