Baptist Health Wound Care to observe Wound Care Awareness Week
Baptist Health Wound Care is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds by observing Wound Care Awareness Week June 5-9.
Baptist Health Wound Care is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds by observing Wound Care Awareness Week June 5-9. The center will dedicate the entire week to educating physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound epidemic and advanced wound care solutions.
It is estimated chronic wounds affect nearly 6.7 million people in the U.S., and more than 2,100 members of our own community. Unfortunately, the incidence is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.
“We see patients who have lived with their wounds for months or even years because they were unaware of the options for treatment,” said George Valentini, MD, FACS, medical director for Baptist Wound Care. “We want everyone to know specialized wound care can heal even the most difficult wounds. We want to help our patients get back to doing what is important to them, what they love.”
People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to Baptist Health Wound Care. The center also treats burns, spider bites and trauma wounds. To schedule an appointment, phone 270.575.2414.