Western Missouri Medical Center Advanced Wound Center Recognized With National President’s Circle Award For Excellence

Western Missouri Medical Center Advanced Wound Center Recognized With National President’s Circle Award For Excellence



Warrensburg, MO (May 28, 2019)—The Western Missouri Medical Center Advanced Wound Center physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered today to celebrate the President’s Circle award which was given to the Advanced Wound Center in recognition of a Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence with outstanding performance. The Center was awarded this prestigious honor for the 3rd year in a row by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.This Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to heal, for a minimum of two consecutive years. Out of 413 eligible Centers, 29 were honored with this award nationwide. The award is named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics.

“Receiving this award for the third consecutive year is a testament to Western Missouri Medical Center’s commitment to providing high quality care to our patients,” said Jennifer Koepke RN, MHSA, CPHA, VP of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer. “Our providers and staff in our Advanced Wound Center are impacting lives in our community through their ability to heal chronic wounds.”

The WMMC Advanced Wound Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers®, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds.  WMMC Advanced Wound 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. Leading edge treatments at the Center include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.  The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.

“We are the only wound center in Missouri to earn this award this year, and we are so proud”, said Amira Ghazali, MD, Advanced Wound Center Medical Director.  “It’s an honor and a privilege for our team to be able to help heal the wounds of our neighbors.  We are pleased to be recognized on a national level for the success we have experienced with our patients.”

To contact the Advanced Wound Center at WMMC, please call (660) 262-7575. To learn more about this practice, visit WMMC.com/Wound.

Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s wound healing expert. Last year over 330,000 patients received advanced wound care through a nationwide network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers®.  The Healogics team is made up of almost 3,000 employees, 4,000 affiliated physicians and a Healogics Specialty Physician practice group of nearly 300. In addition to the company’s network of outpatient Centers, Healogics partners with over 300 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds, and provides inpatient consults at more than 80 partner hospitals. As the industry leader, Healogics has the largest repository of chronic wound-specific patient data in the country. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative, an effort launched in 2017 to provide peer-reviewed research, recognizes the value and relevance of big data and advanced analytics to drive continuous, collaborative learning towards a better understanding of how to efficiently utilize healthcare resources for patients with wounds. For additional information, please visit Healogics.com.



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Executive Director of Communications and Development
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