By: Joe Kiefl, Director of the Wound Healing Center at Glens Falls Hospital
Glens Falls Hospital’s Wound Healing Center has been recognized as a Center of Distinction by Healogics, the country’s leader in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. To be considered for this prestigious recognition the Wound Healing Center had to surpass lofty performance metric goals that included a Heal Rate higher than 92%, a Patient Satisfaction score higher than 92%, and a Median Days to Heal of less than 28 days, which we achieved thanks to the hard work dedication of our team.
This award exemplifies the mission that the staff of the Wound Healing Center has committed to bring to the communities of Warren, Washington, and Saratoga County. Opening in 2004, the Wound Healing Center specializes in the treatment of chronic non-healing wounds including wounds caused by diabetes, venous, pressure, radiation, surgical and traumatic injuries. Over time, the Center has become the local leader in Upstate New York at managing and healing these chronic conditions, and we are proud to do so. We employ a group of specialized providers and nurses to assess each individual history and create a custom care plan tailored to each patient. The Wound Center is equipped with the most advanced technology in the area including the first Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers, bio-engineered skin substitutes, and advanced specialty wound care dressing.
Having the recognition as a Center of Distinction is an honor for the Glens Falls Hospital but it’s an even bigger honor for the communities of Warren, Washington, and Saratoga counties. Knowing our community members can stay local to receive the best wound care in the country is a burden off the people of these great communities. Studies show that 80% of people with diabetes will develop a wound over the course of their lifetime. Having the Wound Healing Center ready and able to assist in getting those affected by wounds, healed and back in the community is the greatest accomplishment we can provide to our area. A patient’s quality of life is dealt a significant blow when one develops chronic wounds and we’re here to get them back to living their best life. We appreciate and are honored our community members entrust us to restore the quality of life that every person deserves.
I want the community to know we are here for you. If anything, this past year has shown us, it is that we all need help sometimes. The Glens Falls Hospital Wound Healing Center’s mission is just that.
If you have a wound or need wound care, don’t hesitate to call and make an appointment at 518-926-1522.