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Thursday, March 25, 2021 - Wound and Vein Center at Mercy Iowa City recognized nationally for clinical excellence

Mercy Iowa City Wound and Vein Center has received the Center of Distinction award from Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months. There were 555 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 278 achieved the honor.

The Center achieved:

  • A greater than 95% Patient Satisfaction Rate
  • A greater than 94% Healing Rate in less than 24 median days to heal

According to Healogics, earning this award demonstrates the Mercy Iowa City Wound and Vein Center’s continued and consistent commitment to patients, and a focus on creating an exceptional patient experience.

"Mercy Iowa City’s Wound and Vein Center transforms lives," said Sean Williams, President and CEO. "Their ability to heal otherwise non-healing wounds allows patients to return to their normal activities and dramatically improves their quality of life. In the last year alone even in the midst of a global pandemic, the Center served 2,221 patients, 594 of them new, with extraordinary success."

The Mercy Wound and Vein Center provides advanced outpatient treatment for chronic and non-healing wounds and is the only facility of its kind in Johnson County. An experienced team, cutting-edge treatments, and evidence-based clinical protocols provide superior healing outcomes for difficult to heal wounds. Mercy's approach includes access to specialists in orthopedic surgery, infectious diseases, podiatry and nutrition. Treatment plans are highly individualized.

"We are very pleased to accept this national recognition,” said Gagan Kamal, MD, Medical Director of the Mercy Wound Center. “We have received this recognition five years in a row because of a dedicated team of nurses and support staff who always treat the patient with respect and provide the best possible care. We appreciate the referring clinicians for their ongoing trust and the patients who also trust us with their care and do their part to ensure good healing outcomes.