NEW CANAAN, Conn. – On Nov. 14, Waveny Care Center, Waveny LifeCare Network’s five-star skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, was named a Certified Center of Excellence for Wound Care Management.
VOHRA Post-Acute Physicians, the nation’s largest multi-specialty post-acute physician group, honored Waveny Care Center with the certification, which recognizes facilities that contain superior wound management programs.
This designation is awarded to a small number of facilities that meet strict criteria in wound care management. These 'Centers of Wound Care Excellence' must have an outcome-focused, physician specialist-led, wound care program and staffed daily by designated wound-certified nurses.
VOHRA also requires that qualifying facilities focus on quality and process improvement and operate in a less than one percent wound-related hospitalization rate. In being awarded this achievement, Waveny has received further recognition as one of the best elderly care centers in the nation.
“VOHRA Wound Physicians is proud to certify Waveny Care Center as a Center of Excellence for Wound Care Management,” said Brad Sherwood, VOHRA’s regional director of business development. “VOHRA Physician, Dennis Ng and Waveny’s nursing team have a proven track record of improving wound outcomes and reducing wound-related hospitalization rates.”
With a focus on healing and rehabilitating short-term patients to return home, Waveny partnered with VOHRA to bring a physician-led bedside wound care to the facility. Each week, Dr. Ng conducts rounds at the Care Center with Waveny’s wound care team to treat and monitor those with wound and skin issues, reducing the need to send residents or patients out to wound care centers or hospitals.
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