The Western Missouri Medical Center Advanced Wound Center physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered this week 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 third year in a row by www.healogics.com, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services.

The 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 bench-marking 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.