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Waveny Care Center Named Center of Excellence for Wound Care Management

Waveny Care Center Named Center of Excellence for Wound Care Management

Posted on November 29, 2016

 Brad Sherwood, Regional Director of Business Development for VOHRA Post-Acute Physicians, presents Dr. Dennis Ng and members of Waveny Care Center’s clinical team with an award naming Waveny a Certified Center of Excellence for Wound Care Management.

On November 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 by VOHRA Post-Acute Physicians – the nation’s largest multi-specialty post-acute physician group.

This designation is awarded to elite facilities that meet strict criteria and provide superior wound care management programs. VOHRA Centers of Wound Care Excellence must have an outcome-focused, physician specialist-led wound care program with designated wound-certified nurses on-site every day, regular team meetings that focus on quality and process improvement (QAPI), and notably, less than a 1 percent wound-related hospitalization rate

“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 Dr. Dennis Ng, MD and Waveny’s nursing team have a proven track record of improving wound outcomes and reducing wound-related hospitalization rates.”

With a top priority on healing and rehabilitating short-term patients to return home, Waveny partnered with VOHRA to bring 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.

Waveny Care Center is part of Waveny LifeCare Network, a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living and respite care for people with memory impairment at The Village, and skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, an Adult Day Program that provides free door-to-door transportation throughout most of lower Fairfield County, and an array of community-based services through Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home and Geriatric Care Management. For more information, call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.