Wound Care Articles and Insights
June 5, 2015

Luvo Fixes The Wound Center Management Problem For Hospitals

Melissa Bailey

Wound care is a serious problem for hospitals, that just became more manageable. The team at Wound Care Advantage (WCA), a leader in outpatient wound care, recently took steps to solve the wound center management problem when announcing the launch of Luvo. It is an all encompassing operating system for wound centers that allows hospitals to achieve substantial costs savings, provide a better way to operate a center and a road to firing traditional wound center management companies.

Traditionally, hospitals have been faced with a challenge when it came to the management of their outpatient wound centers. Give up a large portion of the program’s revenue with overpriced management contracts or go it alone, which leaves hospitals exposed during audits, recruitment, education, and training while left without navigation.

“Luvo allows hospitals to achieve tremendous contract cost savings,” said Rylan Smith, CFO at Wound Care Advantage. “We visually show our clients the savings they can achieve with Luvo compared to traditional management contracts with competitors. Hospitals that switch from traditional management to Wound Care Advantage see an average of more than 53% annual savings.”

Wound Care Advantage was founded in 2002 on the principle of providing a better way to heal patients and make wound centers self sufficient. From center to center that commitment is evident with a 98% patient satisfaction rate. In addition, in 2014 Wound Care Advantage had a physician re-referral rate of 4 out of 5, in other words 81% of referring physicians referred multiple patients to WCA centers.

“We have always believed in a better way to operate a wound center,” said Mike Comer, CEO and Founder of Wound Care Advantage. “Luvo allows hospital to bootstrap their wound care centers, creating a self-sustaining revenue driver for the healthcare system.”

When a hospital starts to integrate Luvo into their plans for their outpatient wound care program they can start to realize a true strategy to fire their wound management company.

“Firing your wound center management company gives hospital executives tremendous power and flexibility in a challenging healthcare environment,” said Nancy Zeller, President at Wound Care Advantage.

WCA is an innovative service-based wound care company, providing the necessary tools for a well-equipped wound care program. Transitioning wound care management providers can be a complex undertaking. WCA provides transition specialists to guide hospital executives through the entire process, making it as smooth as possible.

WCA is currently beta testing Luvo with a select group of hospitals. To find out how to use Luvo as your wound center consulting option call 888-484-3922 or email

About Wound Care Advantage

Founded in 2002, Wound Care Advantage’s mission is to heal patients quickly by building strong partnerships with wound centers across the country. Wound Care Advantage provides a variety of services to assist wound centers in developing clinically and financially successful programs. Using a service-based, consulting and traditional management approach, Wound Care Advantage focuses over a decade of experience on the core belief that hospitals should control their own destiny. Wound Care Advantage is a privately held company headquartered in Sierra Madre, California. Let's start a conversation at

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