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EvergreenHealth Monroe Wound Healing Center Earns Award for Excellence in Innovative Care; Hyperbaric treatment center recognized among the nation’s best wound healing centers
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04/20/2016
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Monroe, Wash. – EvergreenHealth Monroe is pleased to announce that its Wound Healing Center has been honored with the Center of Distinction award by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Wound Healing Center in Monroe earned the award for high patient satisfaction and exemplary wound healing rates.  

According to Healogics, EvergreenHealth Monroe Wound Healing Center surpasses national benchmarks in several key performance areas including patient satisfaction (97 percent), wound healing rates (95 percent) and median days to heal (23 days).  

“EvergreenHealth Monroe is proud to recognize our Wound Healing Center. The center’s advanced, state-of-the-art hyperbaric techniques and specialized service are true distinctions of the care we provide to patients in our East Snohomish County community and beyond,” said Eric Jensen, chief administrative officer, EvergreenHealth Monroe. “This recognition from Healogics not only reflects the dedication of our team, but also the caliber of care residents in the Sky Valley can expect from their health care provider.” 

The award recognizes EvergreenHealth Monroe Wound Healing Center’s exceptional patient service and efficiency in treating wounds thanks to its specialization in hyperbaric techniques. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy creates an inhospitable environment for most types of bacteria, preventing the spread of infection and rapidly accelerating wound healing and recovery times. 

Patients like Garrett Carver of Monroe know firsthand how the Wound Healing Center provides life-changing care. 

“After my legs were crushed in a severe work incident, I spent a month bouncing around to numerous providers at varying clinics, none of which were able to provide me the treatment I desperately needed,” Carver said. “I was fortunate enough to come to EvergreenHealth Monroe Wound Care where the team led by Dr. Jonathan Borjeson went above and beyond during my time of extreme need. Without the quick actions from the staff and the hyperbaric techniques that healed my wounds quickly and effectively, I don’t know what state my leg would be in today from these injuries. I am truly thankful for the great care the team at the Wound Healing Center provides.”

“Garrett’s story is a shining example of why we strive to offer the highest levels of care and service at the EvergreenHealth Monroe Wound Healing Center. The center’s doctors and clinical staff are skilled in the latest therapeutic methods of wound management and awards such as these are a true testament to our staff’s dedication to every patient and caring their unique circumstances,” said Jennifer Una Hubble, RN, clinical program manager of EvergreenHealth Monroe Wound Healing Center. “This award not only affirms our patient-centered approach, but it also inspires us to continue to excel.”

The EvergreenHealth Monroe Wound Healing Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 centers that are dedicated to working together to advance wound healing treatment. The Wound Healing Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. In addition to hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment, EvergreenHealth specializes in other advanced treatments including negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings, and growth factor therapies.

For more information about the EvergreenHealth Monroe Wound Healing Center, visit http://www.evergreenhealthmonroe.com/services/wound_healing_center.asp or call 360.863.4655.

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About EvergreenHealth

EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system that serves nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties and offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 950 physicians provide clinical excellence in over 80 specialties, including heart and vascular care, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, pulmonary care and home care and hospice services. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland, a network of 10 primary care practices, two urgent care centers, over two dozen specialty care practices and 24/7 emergency care at its Kirkland campus, Monroe campus and at a freestanding center in Redmond. In 2015, the system expanded to include EvergreenHealth Monroe – an accredited, full-service 74-bed public hospital district, established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. EvergreenHealth has clinical and strategic partnerships with several health care entities, including Virginia Mason, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and dozens of independent practices that are part of the clinically integrated EvergreenHealth Partners network. In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline. In 2016, EvergreenHealth achieved its seventh designation (2009-2012, and 2014-2016) as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades®, placing it among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide, based on its outstanding clinical performance; and was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM in the “Large Community Hospitals” category for outstanding achievements in patient care, operational efficiency and financial strength.

For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

 

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.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Kay Taylor
Vice President, Marketing, Communications & PR
EvergreenHealth
425.899.2604 or ktaylor@evergreenhealth.com

 

Kristi Herriott
Firmani + Associates Inc.
206.443.9357 or Kristi@firmani.com