Physicians, leaders, and clinicians at Frankfort Regional Medical Center (FRMC) gathered today to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Clinical Excellence Award, which was given to the Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Medicine at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. This center has scored in the top 10 percent of eligible Healogics(R) Wound Care Centers(R) on the Clinical Excellence measure, which is the Comprehensive Healing Rate weighted by wound mix.

The Wound Care Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. This award is named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics.

"Our Wound Care Center heals chronic wounds of patients who might otherwise experience an amputation or other life-threatening conditions," said Reed Hammond, chief executive officer at FRMC. "We are proud of our team for their efforts in providing such a specialized and needed service to the communities we serve."

The Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Medicine at Frankfort Regional Medical Center is a member of the Healogics network of over 600 Wound Care Centers(R) and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The Wound Care 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. Leading-edge treatments at the Wound Care Center include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings, and growth factor therapies. The Wound Care Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.

"The Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Medicine at Frankfort Regional has been open for over 10 years and is consistently recognized as a center of excellence," said Jonathan Coyle, Program Director. "Our staff are all trained in advanced wound care and provide this high level of care with compassion and understanding."