November 1, 2021

Memorial Hospital Wound Center Receives Wound Center of Excellence Award

Award acknowledges exceptional success in multiple wound healing benchmarks, healing outcomes, patient safety

Memorial Health System is pleased to announce Memorial Hospital Wound Center, in Abilene, is a recipient of RestorixHealth’s Wound Center of Excellence award. Recipients of this award meet or exceed national wound care quality benchmarks over a set period of time. The Memorial Hospital Wound Center staff includes: Dr. William Short, Wound Center Medical Director; Kristen Frieze, RN/Clinical Coordinator; Todd Smith, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse; Katie Purdue, RN; Anne Rose, RN. 

“Healthcare professionals have been tasked with maintaining quality through patient outcomes despite a daunting global pandemic,” said Dr. William Short. “This achievement reaffirms the quality of care that Memorial Hospital Wound Center staff provides its patients every day.”

RestorixHealth’s highest achievement, the Wound Center of Excellence Award, distinguishes centers that have demonstrated exceptional success by meeting or exceeding clinical and operational benchmarks in different categories, including healing outcomes, assessment and care processes, and patient safety, along with a patient satisfaction rate of 96% or higher.

Kristen Frieze, RN, at Memorial Hospital Wound Center says, “it is a privilege to be recognized as one of 11 centers out of over 230 clinics across the country to receive the Center of Excellence award.”

The Memorial Hospital Wound Center is dedicated to optimizing outcomes and preventing lower limb loss in those patients with non-healing wounds. The approach to wound care is aggressive and comprehensive; coordinating traditional and advanced therapies and techniques that are proven to reduce healing time and improve healing rates.

The center is staffed with a multidisciplinary team of physicians along with nurses and technicians with advanced training in wound care. Integrating a team of wound care professionals optimizes patient care, while offering the most advanced healing options.

The Memorial Hospital Wound Center is located at 511 NE 10th Street, Abilene, Kansas. For more information, please call 785-571-1070.

About RestorixHealth
RestorixHealth, a leading wound care management company, develops and manages centers of excellence for amputation prevention, wound management, and hyperbaric medicine. Forging strong relationships with their partners, RestorixHealth provides high quality, cost-efficient solutions to wound care that offer advanced treatment therapies along with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Founded by physicians in 1997 to treat the growing incidence of non-healing wounds, RestorixHealth’s centers utilize a quality- and data-driven approach to consistently achieve high treatment success rates, resulting in a dramatic improvement in patient quality of life. The company currently manages comprehensive centers throughout the United States in partnership with hospitals and health care facilities. For more information, visit

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