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DECATUR – Decatur Memorial Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians recently gathered to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to DMH Wound Center by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

The Wound 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. There were 621 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 423 achieved the honor.

“We are pleased to offer the resources of the DMH Wound Center to our community,” said Timothy D. Stone Jr., president and CEO, Decatur Memorial Hospital. “The important work they provide improves the quality of life for our patients.”

The DMH Wound Center 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.

DMH 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, 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.

“To be recognized as a Center of Distinction is truly an honor,” said Tim Schook, program director, DMH Wound Center. “This distinction validates the commitment our staff has to providing quality care for our patients.”

Decatur Memorial Hospital is a 300 bed, not-for-profit, community hospital that has been providing medical care since 1916 for the residents of Central Illinois. Today, DMH has more than 2,300 dedicated employees, 300 physicians, and is a designated Level II Trauma Center.

DMH has been recognized nine years as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital from IBM Watson Health. For more information, visit www.dmhcares.com.

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