River Glen Health Care Center Recognized by Wound Care Specialists with Award for Outstanding Wound Management Performance

SOUTHBURY, CONNECTICUT – River Glen Health Care Center, A CareOne Affiliate, has received a Center of Excellence Certificate, awarded by Wound Care Specialists, LLC, Connecticut’s largest provider of post-acute and long-term care wound management services.

Leaders, physicians and clinicians from River Glen Health Care Center and Wound Care Specialists gathered today to celebrate the Center of Excellence award. The Center of Excellence Certificate is given to skilled nursing facilities in the Wound Care Specialists network that have demonstrated outstanding wound management performance for a minimum of twelve consecutive months.

“We have an excellent partnership with Wound Care Specialists and Dr. Brenes. Our entire team has a multidisciplinary approach to our residents who receive wound care, which is in part why our outcomes are so favorable.” said, Kevin Antolini, Assistant Director of Nursing and Wound Care Leader at River Glen.

River Glen Health Care Center is a member of the Wound Care Specialists network of over 100 client skilled nursing facilities, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience River Glen offers highly specialized wound care to patients with acute and chronic wounds.

The Center of Excellence Certificate is awarded to skilled nursing facilities that meet the following criteria:
• Average days to heal of less than 30 over a one year period
• Dedicated facility wound nurse who conducts rounds led by a Wound Care Specialists provider
• PT/OT department providing one or more adjuvant wound healing modalities
• Registered dietician on staff
• Quarterly review of wound healing outcome data
• Facility acquired pressure ulcer rate at or less than state average during reporting period

“We are honored to award River Glen Health Care Center with a Center of Excellence Certificate for their outstanding wound management performance, said Jonathan Brenes, COO of Wound Care Specialists. “Our partnership with River Glen Health Care Center has demonstrated a commitment to advancing the treatment, healing and prevention of acute and chronic wounds.”

Wound Care Specialists, LLC
Headquartered in Wallingford, CT, Wound Care Specialists, LLC is Connecticut’s largest group practice providing post-acute and long-term care wound management services. Wound Care Specialists provides a collaborative, patient-focused and physician-led wound program concentrated on early detection, prevention and specialized treatment of wounds.

For more information, please visit www.wcspecialists.com.

River Glen Health Care Center, A CareOne Affiliate
River Glen is a premier subacute provider in Southbury/Waterbury/Oxford area. River Glen Health Care Center is located in a country setting in rural western Connecticut. The highly regarded facility is complemented by the well-trained staff, most of whom have been at River Glen Health Care Center for more than 10 years. River Glen Health Care Center has enjoyed a 5-star rating from the Center for Medicare Services for the past 7 years. The American Health Care Association has awarded River Glen Health Care center the Eli Pick award for Quality Measures for two year in a row. Only five other Skilled Nursing Centers in the State of Connecticut have achieved this award since 2016. River Glen has also been named a Top Skilled Nursing Facility by US News and World Report annually through 2019. In January 2019, River Glen began a multi-million dollar renovation to its facility in order to create an individualized experience for patients.

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April 2, 2019 | Posted by Benjamin Grannick | Filed in Press Releases