Hoag Wound Healing Center Recognized as 2020 Healogics Center of Distinction

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 30, 2021 — Hoag Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center was recently honored by Healogics™ Inc. with the Center of Distinction Award for clinical excellence. This prestigious award recognizes both the Sally & Joseph Warpinski Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center in Newport Beach and the Hoag Wound Healing Center in Irvine for achieving outstanding patient outcomes for more than 12 consecutive months.

With a healing rate of 98% and an average healing time that is six days faster than the national average, Hoag ranks among the top 25% of more than 500 Healogics wound care centers in operation nationwide. As one of only seven centers in the state to receive this distinction, Hoag has patient satisfaction scores higher than 95%.​

“We are honored to be recognized as a Center of Distinction by Healogics,” said Michael Bain, M.D, medical director of the Sally & Joseph Warpinski 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 Hoag Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. With the state-of-the-art treatments available including debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education, the center uses 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 a nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 30,000 inpatients and 480,000 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 nine health centers and 13 urgent care centers. Hoag has invested $261 million in programs and services to support the underserved community within the past five years, including areas like mental health, homelessness, transportation for seniors, education, and support for single mothers. Hoag is a designated Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers acomprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancerheart and vascularneuroscienceswomen’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institutewhich consists of an orthopedic hospital and four ambulatory surgical centers. In the 2020 – 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings, Hoag is the highest ranked hospital in Orange County and the only OC hospital ranked in the Top 10 in California. For an unprecedented 23 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.