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    Regional Center for Wound Care Earns
    National Recognition for Clinical Excellence

    Rome Memorial Hospital’s Regional Center for Wound Care has been named a Center of Distinction by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, for superior commitment to excellence for their patients and hospital partner.
    To earn this honor, the Regional Center for Wound Care Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal. Rome’s Regional Center for Wound Care also received the President’s Circle Award, one of only 16 chosen for this designation from the 635 eligible centers nationwide.
    “The Center’s success comes from a team of nurses, doctors and clinicians who work together to develop the best plan of care to treat not only the wound, but the underlying conditions that are impeding the wound from healing,” explained Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Fields, MS, FNP.
    “We are proud to be recognized for our clinical excellence. This designation highlights the goal we set for ourselves every day - to heal as many people as possible and give them the chance to live pain free,” Fields added.
    The Regional Center for Wound Care is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 wound care centers and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The 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. Advanced treatments include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

    “From advanced therapies including skin substitutes and hyperbaric oxygen treatments, if there is a way to heal a wound, we will find it,” said Fields. “We work with our patients to provide the tools and resources to prevent further wounds. In addition, we are able to offer this service just minutes from their homes.”

    To speak with a member of the wound care team, or for more information about the Regional Center for Wound Care and treatment options available, call 315.338.7540.
    The Center is located at 267 Hill Road in the Griffiss Professional Complex, Griffiss Business and Technology Park.


    About Rome Memorial Hospital
    Rome Memorial Hospital, Inc., (RMH) Rome Memorial Hospital is a non-profit health care system based in Rome, N.Y., providing services to patients throughout Central New York. From primary care to long-term care, Rome Memorial Hospital delivers quality, compassionate medical care for every stage of life. With its specialized Senior Behavioral Health Unit and Residential Health Care Facility, the hospital has become recognized as a valuable resource for senior services. Ranked among the top 20 percent of skilled nursing facilities for three consecutive years, the hospital has earned special designation as a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) facility for providing quality care for older adult patients. Rome Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of St. Joseph’s Health.

     Center of Distinction 
    CENTER OF DISTINCTION - Rome Memorial Hospital
    President/Chief Executive Officer David Lundquist, along with
    representatives from Healogics, presented the Center of 
    Distinction
     and President’s Circle Award to the Rome Memorial 
    Hospital Regional Center for Wound Care team at the hospital’s 
    annual employee recognition ceremony, May 10 at the hospital. 
    Pictured, from left: Healogics Area Vice President Stacey Bancker;
    Regional Center for Wound Care Nurse Practitioner 
    Jennifer Fields, MS, FNP; Regional Center for Wound Care 
    Clinical Coordinator Jennifer Smith, RN; and David Lundquist.