JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced chronic wound care services, today announced that it has appointed Kelly Priegnitz to serve as Chief Compliance Officer. In this role, Priegnitz will direct strategy for and drive a culture of compliance that ensures adherence to all healthcare regulatory, legislative, accreditation and licensure mandates. She will sit on the executive leadership team and report directly to the Board of Directors.
Priegnitz joins Healogics from Kindred Healthcare, a healthcare services company that operates hospitals, nursing centers and contract rehabilitation services, where she was Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Priegnitz has nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare compliance, with a focus on the design and management of programs to enhance quality of care, promote customer excellence and minimize overall risk.
"Today's complicated, ever-changing healthcare environment demands a proactive approach to compliance. Kelly is an accomplished compliance professional with a deep knowledge of healthcare regulations, making her a valuable addition to our leadership team," said John Dineen, Chairman of the Board.
Priegnitz earned a Bachelor of Science from Troy State University, and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics and its affiliated companies manage a network of 700 outpatient Wound Care Centers® across the United States and multiple locations in the United Kingdom. Healogics currently has more than 3,000 employees, including nearly 300 employed providers (Healogics Specialty Providers). In addition to the company's network of outpatient Wound Care Centers, Healogics providers partner with over 400 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds. More than 300,000 patients were treated by Healogics providers in 2016. For additional information, please visit Healogics.com.
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