Aspirus Riverview Wound Center Recognized for Excellence in Healing

WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Aspirus Riverview Wound & Hyperbarics was recently awarded the Healogics Center of Distinction. Located within Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids, the center has a success rate of healing 95 percent of wounds within 23 days.

“The Center of Distinction award recognizes the incredible dedication the nurses and providers have for the patients in need of wound healing,” said Athena Boardman, RN, clinical program director. "Our team truly transforms lives through putting our patients first and ensuring treatment modalities meet each individual's needs to heal our patients.”

Aspirus Riverview Wound & Hyperbarics offers highly specialized wound care to patients who suffer from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, and other chronic wounds. The center’s leading-edge treatments include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings, and growth factor therapies. The center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress wound healing.

The Center of Distinction award is presented by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. To earn the award, Aspirus Riverview Wound & Hyperbarics excelled in clinical key performance areas that include patient satisfaction and wound healing rates.

People living with wounds that have not healed with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to Aspirus Riverview Wound & Hyperbarics. To learn more, call 715-422-7755. For more information about all the wound care services Aspirus offers, visit

Photo: The Aspirus Riverview Wound & Hyperbarics team recently gathered to celebrate its Center of Distinction award. Team members include (from left): Casey Oday Hendricks, Mary Feltz, Kris Peplinski, Amanda Bullock, Dr. Richard Wessling, Holly Rosplock, Athena Boardman, Lisa Skibba and Maria Platta. Not pictured: Dr. Ridhwi Mukerji.


Aspirus Health is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. Its 11,000 employees are focused on improving the health and well-being of people throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Aspirus serves communities through four hospitals in Michigan and 13 hospitals in Wisconsin, 75 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transport, medical goods, nursing homes and a broad network of physicians. For more information, visit