Conemaugh Advanced Wound Center Awarded Center of Distinction

June 4, 2018

National Award for Clinical Excellence

The Conemaugh Advanced Wound Center has been recognized with the Center of Distinction award, a national designation for clinical excellence. The award is presented by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

Conemaugh 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 635 Centers in the United States eligible for the Center of Distinction award, but only 427 achieved the honor.

“Our team of expert caregivers at the Advanced Wound Center assist our patients in healing chronic wounds that often impact their daily lives,” says Nikki Kushner, president of Conemaugh Physician Group. “Their efforts to provide innovative care as we are Making Communities Healthier is reflected in this Center of Distinction award. We are so proud and thankful for all they do for our patients.”

The Conemaugh Advanced Wound Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, simple burns, traumatic wounds, complicated post-surgical wounds, and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Advanced treatments includes negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings, and growth factor therapies.

“Treating wounds is an important step to helping a patient maintain overall health and wellness,” says Tim Miller, Program Director of the Advanced Wound Center. “Benefits of treatment include less pain at the wound site during healing, few complications which reduce the need for future hospitalization, reduced risk of related medical problems, and renewed patient confidence and increased quality of life.”

The patient care team at Conemaugh includes specialty physicians, wound specialists, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse aides, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, lymphedema specialists, and diabetic educators.

The Conemaugh Advanced Wound Center is located at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Lee Campus on Main Street in Johnstown. The Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 wound care centers and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience for treatment.