UT Medical Center Wound Care Centers Recognized With National Award for Clinical Excellence

UT Medical Center campusThe University of Tennessee Medical Center announced that Healogics presented the 2016 Centers of Excellence Award to both of University Wound Care Centers Knoxville and Sevier campuses.

Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Centers 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. There were 334 Centers eligible for the Center of Excellence award, but only 169 achieved the honor.

“University Wound Care has much to celebrate. We have an excellent and experienced clinical team who are able to address the complex needs of people with non-healing wounds using an evidence-based approach in treatment,” said Ann Giffin, vice president of the Brain and Spine Institute at UT Medical Center.

Both of UT Medical Center’s Wound Care Centers are members of the Healogics network of nearly 800 Centers, and provide access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. Both centers offer 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.

“This is the third consecutive year the University Wound Center has achieved this distinction,” said Dr. Mitchell Goldman, medical director for University Wound Center. “It represents our continuing commitment to comprehensive and compassionate care for a group of patients with difficult problems.”

About Healogics, Inc.

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 approximately 285,000 new patients in 2015 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.

About UT Medical Center

The mission of The University of Tennessee Medical Center, the region’s only hospital to achieve status as a Magnet® recognized organization, is to serve through healing, education and discovery. UT Medical Center, a 609-bed, not-for-profit academic medical center, serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. The medical center, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, is one of the largest employers in Knoxville. For more information about The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit online at www.utmedicalcenter.org.