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Hoag Wound Care Center Receives Three National Awards

Categories: Press Room
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 3, 2017 --- Hoag Wound Care Center was honored by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company, with three national awards for clinical distinction. The center received the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence Award, the Center of Distinction Award for clinical excellence and the President’s Circle award for 2016.

With a healing rate of 94 percent and an average healing time that is six days faster than the national average, Hoag was the only Orange County hospital and one of just seven California hospitals that qualified as a Center of Excellence.

“We are honored to be recognized with these prestigious awards for the fifth consecutive year by Healogics,” said Michael Hurwitz, M.D, medical director of the Hoag Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. “What sets us apart at Hoag is our comprehensive team approach bringing together physicians, nurses and physical therapists, all trained in advanced wound care, to specifically tailor a treatment plan for each patient’s unique needs.”

The Center of Excellence Award is given to Wound Care Centers® in the Healogics network that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years. Across the country, 334 centers were eligible and 169 centers were honored with this award in 2016.

Hoag Wound Care Center provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds at Hoag Health Center Newport Beach and Hoag Health Center Irvine – Sand Canyon. With the state-of-the-art treatments available including debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education, the centers use an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious-disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetic education, radiology testing, and debridement to address total patient health.


Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 29,000 inpatients and 305,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals – Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which opened in 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010 – in addition to seven health centers and ten urgent care centers. Hoag is a designated Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, which consists of an orthopedic hospital and two ambulatory surgical centers. In 2013, Hoag entered into an alliance with St. Joseph Health to further expand health care services in the Orange County community, known as St. Joseph Hoag Health. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the 2016 - 2017 U.S. News & World Report, andBecker’s Hospital Review named Hoag as one of the 2016 “100 Great Hospitals in America” – a designation Hoag has received four times. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 20 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 21 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as one of the county’s best hospitals in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information.


Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and saw over 300,000 new patients in 2016 through a connected network of partner hospitals and Wound Care Centers, academic medical centers, and other post‐acute sites. Healogics utilizes an evidence‐based systematic approach to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing patient population. A fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm, is the majority shareholder of Healogics. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com.


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