Portsmouth Regional Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award given by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal. There were 512 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, but only 221 achieved the honor.

“We are so proud that we have been able to provide the community with exceptional quality care for over 20 years. It is great to be recognized as a Center of Distinction,” says Gayle Karukin, Director. “The hard work and dedication that each and every person in the wound center provided culminated in the achievement of the award. We look forward to taking care of each patient as if they were one of our family members. We believe 2016 will be another great year of high achievement,” added Karukin.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 Centers and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds The Center offers highly specialized would care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Advanced treatments include negative pressure would therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

Wound Care Center 2016 Team

(left to right) Dr. Gary Kish, Marianne Small, RN, BSN, CWS Associate Director, Gayle Karukin, Director, Dr. John Gens, Medical Director
Upper: Linda Lee, Admin Assistant, Maggie Pentasuglia, RN, Bridget Wood, RN,BSN, Maribeth Dubosque, RN, BSN, CWS, Casey Eastwood, RN, BSN, Melisa Dean, RN, BS