BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2011) - PolyRemedy™, a provider of personalized wound care systems, today announced that Franciscan St. James Health has selected the Personalized Woundcare System (PWS™) to manage chronic wounds within St. James Home Health Services. Part of the multi-state Catholic Franciscan health care system, St. James has been serving individuals and families in the south suburban region of Chicago for almost 100 years.
PolyRemedy's integrated Personalized Woundcare System (PWS™) ensures consistency of care by linking wound assessment to evidence-based protocols that address the needs of the patient's wound(s) at each point in the healing cycle. Furthermore, assessment data are leveraged to provide access to comprehensive analytics that allow for monitoring wound progress and resource utilization.
"PWS benefits patients and caregivers by providing a consistent approach to assessment and treatment," said Cathleen Winnick, Director of St. James Home Health Services. "Never before have we been able to efficiently share healing progress with physicians, patients and their families. This information provides meaningful feedback and engages everyone involved in the treatment of chronic wounds. With PWS we are better able to manage resources, which allows us to further our mission of providing exceptional care to all patients, including the poor and underserved of our community."
"Through our productive collaboration with PolyRemedy, we've been able to use innovation to drive improved patient and nurse engagement to meet the ultimate goal of delivering high quality care at a lower cost," said Michael Holmes, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Franciscan St. James Health. "We are looking forward to expanding our use of PWS to additional areas within our system."
"PWS imparts consistency and protocol compliance while improving clinical workflow at the point of care," said Dr. Diane Cooper, Medical Director and Chief of Clinical Affairs at PolyRemedy. "This powerful combination gives nurses the confidence to deliver care that is supported by an expert protocol based on the principles of moist wound healing. We are thrilled to strengthen our partnership with St. James and look forward to expanding our relationship within the Franciscan Alliance."
With offices in Boston and Mountain View, CA, PolyRemedy, Inc. offers integrated wound management systems designed to increase consistency by extending wound care expertise to the point of care. The PolyRemedy Personalized Woundcare System (PWS) enables clinicians to document care through easy-to-use, web-based assessment tools and order personalized wound dressings, while also providing critical and unprecedented visibility into wound care data. For more information about PolyRemedy, visit www.polyremedy.com or call 1-866-609-3515.
About Franciscan St. James Health
Franciscan St. James Health is a dual-campus facility with campuses in Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields. It has 476 beds, and receives more than 72,000 annual Emergency Department visits. Franciscan St. James Health is part of the Franciscan Alliance, which is one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Midwest. Franciscan Alliance has 13 growing hospitals, and a number of nationally recognized Centers of Health Care Excellence in Illinois and Indiana.