Evanston, IL – Physicians, staff and clinicians gathered today at Presence Saint Francis Hospital to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to the Presence Saint Francis Hospital Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction ratings higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal.
“By utilizing the latest treatments and therapies available at the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center our team is able to improve healing and recovery times, enabling our patients to quickly get back to living healthy, happy lives.” Said Dr. Roberta Luskin-Hawk, President & CEO of Presence Saint Francis Hospital. “The Center for Distinction Award shows that Evanston residents are getting exceptional care, especially when it comes to difficult or chronic wounds.”
The Presence Saint Francis Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 Centers, and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds.
The entire team’s expertise and dedication to treat all the patients with the most advanced methods is outstanding year after year.” Said Dr. Sunitha Nair, Medical Director of the Presence Saint Francis Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. “It’s an honor for the physicians and nurses to be recognized for our efforts to create a welcoming environment that provides excellent outcomes for our patients.”
The Presence Saint Francis Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine 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 hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, advanced wound care dressings and growth factor therapies.
About Presence Saint Francis Hospital
Presence Saint Francis Hospital is a nationally recognized, full-service community teaching hospital with a Level I Trauma Center. As home to the first Chest Pain Center on Chicago’s North Shore and a Primary Stroke Center certified by the Joint Commission, Presence Saint Francis Hospital is the only Hospital in Evanston to receive an ‘A’ Rating in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group. Presence Saint Francis Hospital has also been named a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology and designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, placing it in the top seven percent of U.S. hospitals for nursing excellence. More information at http://www.presencehealth.org/stfrancis.