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OMC Wound Care Services Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

OMC Wound Care Services Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Wound Care Services has been recognized with a national award for clinical excellence. This is the second time OMC Wound Care Services has received this award.

Leaders, physicians and clinicians from OMC gathered recently to celebrate the Center of Distinction award, which was given to OMC Wound Care Services by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company.

OMC Wound Care Services achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days. Out of 630 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, 334 achieved this honor in 2017.

“We are extremely honored to receive this award of excellence for the second time. OMC Wound Care continues for provide exceptional compassionate care,” said Tom Keller, President and CEO of OMC.

OMC Wound Care Services is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 Centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. OMC 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. Some of the leading-edge treatments offered at the Wound Care Services include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, offloading or total contact casts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

OMC Wound Care Services are provided by a panel of physicians and staff that include surgeons specialty trained for treating hard to heal wounds. The panel includes Dr. Sonia Gerlick, Dr. Magdy Giurgius, Dr. Antony Joseph, and Dr. William McGee.

Healogics, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and saw over 300,000 new patients in 2016 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 www.healogics.com.

For more information about OMC Wound Care Services, call 417-257-5946. The clinic is located at 1665 Gibson Street in West Plains.

Pictured left to right, front row: Randi Russell, OMC Wound Care Program Director; Wound Care Physicians Dr. Sonia Gerlick and Dr. Alex Makarian. Back row: Wound Care Physicians Dr. William McGee, Dr. Antony Jospeh, and Dr. Magdy Giurgius.

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