Medina Memorial’s wound care unit honored as ‘Center of Distinction’

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 10 April 2023 at 6:45 pm

Provided photo: Medina Memorial Hospital in December 2019 opened a Wound Care Center on the first floor of the hospital.

MEDINA – Orleans Community Health has announced that it’s Wound Care Center has been recognized by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, as a 2022 Center of Distinction.

To earn this designation, the Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including a patient satisfaction rate of 96 percent, according to a news release from Scott Robinson, director of Marketing at Community Partners.

“There have been plenty of challenges over the last three years in healthcare,” said Marc Shurtz, CEO/CIO of Orleans Community Health. “Whether you’re in Medina, Lockport, Middleport or Newfane, bringing sustainable services to the community remains our priority.”

The Wound Care Center is located on the first floor of Medina Memorial Hospital and offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in 30 days. Leading edge treatments at the Center include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

The Wound Care Center opened in December 2019, just before the Covid pandemic.

To achieve Center of Distinction recognition is a tremendous accomplishment, especially for such a young center. Dr. Joseph Canzoneri, medical director of the Wound Care Center, noted that “this team has demonstrated their commitment to providing exceptional care to patients. The Center of Distinction award was earned by every member of the team – from the front office to the nurses and providers – and exemplifies a true calling for wound healing.”

The Center’s program director, Lisa Albanese Klein, announced the recognition today.

“This achievement demonstrates the team’s dedication to our patients and to the community,” Klein said. “Our team is committed to providing patient-focused care and clinical excellence for our patients, the community and to our hospital partners. Now, more than ever, it is important to be able to provide wound care treatments that help to keep patients from requiring emergent services.”

An award ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 3 at the Wound Care Center on the first floor of the hospital. Anyone wishing more information may call (585) 798-8176.