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May 12, 2011 

St. Nicholas Comprehensive Wound Care Center/Hyperbaric Medicine Recognized for Healing Wounds and Changing Lives

Sheboygan , Wis. — St. Nicholas Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered on May 10 to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was presented to the hospital's Comprehensive Wound Care Center/Hyperbaric Medicine by Diversified Clinical Services, Inc. (DCS), the world's leading wound care management company. In 2010, the St. Nicholas Center achieved outstanding patient outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction over 90%, an 89% wound healing rate within 30 median days to heal, among other quality outcomes.

The Comprehensive Wound Care Center/Hyperbaric Medicine is a member of the Diversified Clinical Services Network of more than 325 centers, which provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating two million chronic wounds. In the St. Nicholas Center, more than 150 patients in the community were provided specialized treatment for chronic and non-healing wounds.

"Our Center heals the chronic wounds of patients who might otherwise experience amputation or other life-threatening conditions," said Andy Bagnall, President & CEO, St. Nicholas Hospital. "We are proud to provide this specialized and needed service to our community."

Interim Comprehensive Wound Care Center/Hyperbaric Medicine Director, Robert Wilson, agrees. "It's a privilege to be part of a great collaborative effort between the hospital, physicians and DCS. Together, we are able to heal patients in our community and get them back to happy, healthy lives," he said.

About St. Nicholas Hospital

St. Nicholas Hospital is a non-profit hospital sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis located at 3100 Superior Avenue , Sheboygan , Wisconsin . Our mission and vision is to provide family-centered, compassionate care without regard for race, creed, or ability to pay. This is achieved through our core values of respect, care, competence, and joy. To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org .

About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System is a Roman Catholic health care mission founded to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care framed in traditional values taught by St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi . It is dedicated to serving all people, including the poor and the needy, at each of its 13 Local Systems in Wisconsin (Sheboygan, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, and two in Green Bay) and in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, Springfield and Streator). For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org

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