Ridge Crest Recognized for Wound Care Excellence

Community Earns Center of Excellence Certificate for Fourth Consecutive Year
May '24

Ridge Crest has been awarded a Center of Excellence Certificate by Wound Care Specialists, LLC, Connecticut’s largest provider of post-acute and long-term care wound management services. The Center of Excellence Certificate is given to skilled nursing facilities in the Wound Care Specialists network that have demonstrated outstanding wound management performance for a minimum of twelve consecutive months.

A high level of skill, commitment and teamwork

“Our partners at Wound Care Specialists share our compassion and dedication to our patients,” said Ridge Crest Director of Nursing Annefeia Rosario. “People who come to Ridge Crest can be assured that they have a high level of skill, commitment and teamwork helping them heal, every step of the way.”

Our community has been repeatedly recognized for exceptional care by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is consistently ranked a best in Connecticut for short- and long-term care by U.S. News & World Report.

Wound care for acute and chronic wounds

Working with Wound Care Specialists, Ridge Crest offers highly specialized wound care to patients with acute and chronic wounds. The Center of Excellence Certificate is awarded to skilled nursing facilities that meet the following criteria:

  • Average days to heal of less than 25 over a one-year period
  • Dedicated facility wound nurse who conducts rounds led by a Wound Care Specialists provider
  • PT/OT department providing one or more adjuvant wound healing modalities
  • Registered dietician on staff
  • Quarterly review of wound healing outcome data
  • Facility acquired pressure ulcer rate at or less than state average during reporting period

“Outstanding wound management performance”

“We are honored to award Ridge Crest with a Center of Excellence Certificate for their outstanding wound management performance,” said Jonathan Brenes, Chief Operating Officer of Wound Care Specialists. “Our partnership with Ridge Crest has demonstrated a commitment to advancing the treatment, healing and prevention of acute and chronic wounds.”

Pictured Above: Frank Jimbo, Ridge Crest Infection Preventionist; Maria “Conchita” Concepcion Gonzales-Banos, Assistant Director of Nursing; Annefeia Rosario, Director of Nursing; Lisa Gould, Business Development Manager, Wound Care Specialists

A higher level of care in a healing setting.