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Healogics, Inc. Names Diane Psaras as New Chief Human Resources Officer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (October 16, 2014) – Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, announced today that Diane Psaras has joined the company as Chief Human Resources Officer. Read more...




Healogics i-heal® 2.0 EHR Receives
ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

 
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (September 25, 2014) – Healogics i-heal 2.0 EHR has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 
 
i-heal 2.0 is Healogics proprietary platform which integrates leading edge wound science into Wound Care Center® workflows to help advance clinical quality, operational efficiency, and financial performance. This powerful tool is designed to support clinical decision making, simplifying the documentation process, and reinforcing the use of evidence based medicine. read more




Devn Anderson Frandsen, D.O. Joins the Grand View
Wound Care Center® as Medical Director

(Sellersville, PA) – Devn Anderson Frandsen, D.O., has joined Healogics, Inc.as medical director at the Grand View Wound Care Center at Grand View Hospital.
Frandsen will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal.
 
He was most recently on staff with Vista Health System, working at the Advanced Wound Center in Waukegan, WI as Wound Care Physician. He recently completed a Wound Healing and Tissue Repair fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. read more...



Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Completes Acquisition of Healogics from Metalmark Capital
 
New York, July 1, 2014 - Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”) and Healogics Holding Corp. (“Healogics”) announced today that funds managed by CD&R have completed the previously-announced acquisition of Healogics, the largest advanced wound care services provider in the United States, from Metalmark Capital and Scale Venture Partners. The transaction is valued at approximately $910 million. Additional terms were not disclosed. Read more...



Healogics, Inc. Dedicates Week to Raising Awareness of Chronic Wounds
Healogics Wound Care Awareness Week is being held June 2 – June 6, 2014 in cities nationwide.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 3, 2014) – Healogics, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of wound care services, is sponsoring the first Healogics Wound Care Awareness Week from June 2 to June 6.  Healogics along with its affiliated companies manages nearly 600 outpatient Wound Care Centers in the United States, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.  Program directors, community education specialists and Wound Care Center consultants across the nation will dedicate the entire week to visiting local physician offices providing education to help staff identify patients that may benefit from advanced wound care.  Read more

 



Healogics, Inc., the Nation’s Wound Care Services Leader Acquired by
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice; Transaction Valued At $910 Million
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JACKSONVILLE – May 21, 2014 - Healogics, Inc. announced an agreement under which CD&R-managed funds will acquire Healogics Holding Corp., the largest advanced wound care services provider in the U.S., from Metalmark Capital and Scale Venture Partners. The transaction is valued at $910 million. Additional terms were not disclosed.  More...



NFPA® Appoints Richard C. Barry as Chair of the Technical Committee for NFPA® 53 Recommended Practice on Materials, Equipment and Systems Used in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– Richard C. Barry, Vice President of Safety & Technical for Healogics, was recently appointed as Chair of the Technical Committee for NFPA® 53 Recommended Practice on Materials, Equipment and Systems Used in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres.  NFPA 53 is published by the National Fire Protection Association and is utilized as a source document for recommendation to those industries that work with and in oxygen-enriched atmospheres.

Healogics is the largest provider of outpatient wound care management services in the nation.  Operating nearly 6000 Wound Care Centers®, Healogics and its affiliated companies, touch the lives of more than 200,000 patients each year. 

Barry has been with Healogics for just over 14 years and oversees parts of training, maintenance and a team of Regional Directors of Safety.  In addition to NFPA 53, Barry is also a member of the technical committee for NFPA 99 on Hyperbaric and Hypobarics.

 



Healogics, Inc. Named one of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies on The Inc.500|5000

Healogics, Inc. Ranks on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000
with Three-Year Sales Growth of 260%
 
 
JACKSONVILLE, FLA (September 17, 2013) -- Inc. magazine recently ranked Healogics, Inc. on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Healogics, Inc.  joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
 
“It is an honor to be named to the Inc.5000 list for 2013. Chronic wounds affect millions of people each year yet only about 1/3 of the hospitals in the U.S. have a physician-led wound care center,” said Jeff Nelson, president and CEO of Healogics, Inc.  “Our growth represents improved access for patients to specialized care that could otherwise result in poor outcomes and increased cost to the health care system.”  Nelson goes on to say, “Healogics continues to look for innovative ways to reach and treat people with chronic wounds, everywhere we can, through the best means available.”
 
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion. "Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.



Modern Healthcare names Healogics one of “Healthcare’s Hottest” companies for 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (September 4, 2013) – Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s list of ‘Healthcare’s Hottest’ companies for 2013.
 
Modern Healthcare’s ‘Healthcare’s Hottest’ program named the 40 fastest growing companies in various sectors of the healthcare industry.  To be eligible, the organization must have generated a minimum of $20 million in annual revenue in the most recent fiscal year. 
Healogics and its affiliated companies partner with more than 550 hospitals in the United States to provide advanced wound care services across the care continuum and treat approximately 200,000 patients per year.  Healogics has treated more than 2 million wounds and continues to explore opportunities to reach more patients in additional care settings and underserved geographic areas.

“It is a great accomplishment to be named as one of Modern Healthcare’s ‘Healthcare’s Hottest’ companies for 2013.  The professionals at Healogics strive to develop new ways to reach patients with chronic, non-healing wounds.  The chronic wound epidemic continues to affect millions of people in the U.S. and is growing as the population ages and the incidences of diabetes and obesity increase,” said Healogics president and CEO Jeff Nelson.  “As we continue to grow our business, we remain committed to healing patients everywhere we can, by the best means available.”

The ranked order list of Modern Healthcare’s ‘Healthcare’s Hottest’ companies for 2013 will be published in September.



Healogics and The Ohio State University Renew Partnership

 
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (September 3, 2013) – Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, has announced an agreement to continue its partnership with The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.  Since 2004, Healogics and OSU have been working together through clinical research and education, to directly impact the wound care industry.  Healogics brings a myriad of operational and clinical best practices to effectively and efficiently manage The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Comprehensive Wound Center. 
 
Chronic wounds affect millions of people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and the late effects of radiation therapy.  Untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. Healogics and OSU have made a commitment to raise awareness of the chronic wound epidemic to help more patients get the care they need.
 
“Effective academic-industry partnership is key to transforming health care. It is an extraordinary opportunity to transform clinical care, education and research nationwide,” said Chandan Sen, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Executive Director, Ohio State’s Comprehensive Wound Center.
 
“The combination of Healogics’ operational, clinical and financial expertise with OSU’s world-class research is a formula for success. We continue to look to OSU to help us advance the field of regenerative medicine, to translate healing from bench to bedside,” said Healogics president & CEO Jeff Nelson. 
 
In March 2014, Healogics and OSU will host the first annual Science and Industry Summit, an event that will bring together dynamic business leaders and cutting-edge scientists in the field of advanced wound care.  The Summit will be held in conjunction with the 7th Annual Translational to Clinical Regenerative Medicine Conference (
http://regenerativemedicineconference.osu.edu), a CME event hosted by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

 

Healogics Clinical Experts’ Research Study Published Online In Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology
 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 31, 2013) – Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, today announced the recent online publication of research study results authored by a team of clinical experts, James R. Wilcox, RN and D. Scott Covington, MD as well as Marissa J. Carter, PhD, MA in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology.  The research study titled Frequency of Debridements and Time to Heal:  A Retrospective Cohort Study of 312,744 Wounds, examines the importance of frequent debridement as it relates to reducing the potential time to heal complex wounds.  Highlights of the study include the following:
 

  • More than 312,000 wounds of all types were analyzed in 115,000 patients, making this study the largest, most comprehensive work to date on debridement and healing outcomes.
  • The study found that more frequent debridement, performed weekly, was associated with faster healing times (P< .001).
“I am very excited and honored to have our results of this study published in JAMA Dermatology,” said James R. Wilcox, RN, Director of Research and Quality of Healogics. “This study adds further depth to our commitment to lead the way in developing and implementing the best possible clinical practice guidelines based on available data and research.”   
Scott Covington, MD, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs of Healogics said, “The results of this study provide clear and compelling evidence of the critical role that the appropriate timing and frequency of debridement plays in the healing of complex wounds.”  

Click here to read the full study

 

Linda Ellis Joins Healogics, Inc. as President of Healogics Specialty Physicians
 


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 26, 2013) – Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, has added Linda Ellis to their leadership team as President of the Healogics Specialty Physicians business unit.

“I am pleased to announce the addition of another highly respected, experienced leader to our management team,” said Jeffrey W. Nelson, chief executive officer of Healogics. “Linda brings our leadership team a deep well of skills and experiences in working with and leading physicians.” Nelson continued, “As we continue to invest in and expand our Healogics Specialty Physicians business, Linda will provide the leadership to guide our strategy and execution as part of our growth in treating the significant and expanding problem that chronic wounds represent.  Our Healogics Specialty Physicians take the evidence-based wound care techniques utilized in Healogics Wound Care Centers throughout the country, and deliver them across the continuum of care.  Whether it be in an outpatient Wound Care Center or a skilled nursing facility, they are there to provide excellent patient care.  Our continued and growing direct partnership with physicians is a critical element in our growth strategy.  Linda will work collaboratively with Chris Morrison, MD, FCCWS, FACHM, executive medical director of Healogics Specialty Physicians in this effort.”

Linda Ellis most recently held the role as Chief Operating Officer for CogentHMG following various senior operational leadership roles at Sterling Healthcare and EMCARE.  Linda is a nurse by training, and has also held various hospital leadership roles including Director of Nursing and Vice President of Patient Care.