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Wound Care Receives National Award

OMC Wound Care Services recognized with national award for clinical excellence

Achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months

Ozarks Medical Center physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered recently to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Wound Care Services by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. OMC Wound Care Services achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal, and other quality outcomes. There were 506 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and only 172 achieved the honor.

“We are extremely proud of OMC’s Wound Care Services for earning this distinction. The physicians, nurses and staff should be congratulated for a job well done,” said Tom Keller, President and CEO of OMC. “This is an example of the exceptional compassionate care that is our mission at OMC.”

Wound Care Services is a member of the Healogics Network of more than 635 centers, and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating more than two million chronic wounds. Ozarks Medical Center Wound Care Services 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.

“This is a great accomplishment by a superb team. I am very proud of our team and their dedication to excellence,” remarked Randi Russell, RN and Program Director of Wound Care Services.

Ozarks Medical Center Wound Care Services opened in 2012 and has had great success in wound healing. They are located at 1665 Gibson Ave., and can be reached at 417-257-5946.

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