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The Advanced Wound Center Team (from left): Deborah Gregory, DO; Lauri Koger; Stephanie Long, MD; Janet Bohannan; Dennis Kathcart, Clinical Program Director; Robert Kenney, DO, Medical Director; Angie Noel; Amira Ghazali, MD; Jennifer Patterson; and Carly Kellogg.

The Advanced Wound Center at Western Missouri Medical Center has been designated as a National Center of Clinical Excellence by the nation’s largest wound-care company, Healogics Inc.

To meet the Center of Clinical Excellence criteria, the Advanced Wound Center at WMMC had to achieve key best practice benchmarks in wound healing rates and patient satisfaction for two consecutive years. In 2017, the Advance Wound Center at WMMC received designation as a Center of Distinction.

In announcing the clinical performance designation, Healogics Inc. also communicated that our wound care center is among a select group of 34 prestigious wound centers (out of 800 centers nationwide) to receive the Healogics President’s Circle Award. This award recognizes overall center operations and growth in addition to clinical quality. This is the second consecutive year that the Advanced Wound Center at WMMC has received this prestigious award.

“We are dedicated to partnering with the right healthcare leaders in order to provide the highest quality of care to our patients,” said Darinda Reberry, president and chief executive officer. “Thank you to every provider, employee and patient who had a part in this practice’s success, we are so proud to be recognized as one of the best anywhere in the nation.”

The Advanced Wound Center at WMMC, which opened in 2014 through a joint partnership with Healogics Inc., offers highly specialized wound care to people suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, radiation injury, infections and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.

“We are so fortunate to have assembled an incredible team of physicians, nurses and specialists here that provide wound care, a vital service to our community, at the highest level,” said Robert Kenney, DO, Advanced Wound Center Medical Director. “We are proud to provide care closer to home, ensuring that our community doesn’t have to travel far to get the specialized care that they need.”

To contact the Advanced Wound Center at WMMC, please call (660) 262-7575. To learn more about this practice, visit

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