Local wound care center participates in fourth annual Healogics Wound Care Awareness Week
Wound Care Awareness Week
LOCAL WOUND CARE CENTER® PARTICIPATES IN FOURTH ANNUAL HEALOGICS
WOUND CARE AWARENESS WEEK
Madisonville, KY (June 2, 2017)– The Wound Care Center at Baptist Health Madisonville, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The fourth annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held from June 5 to June 9. One of nearly 800 Healogics-managed Centers; Baptist Health Wound Care offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Program Directors across the nation will dedicate the entire week to educating physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound epidemic and the advanced wound care solutions.
“In the Baptist Health Madisonville Wound Care Center we are able to provide specialized wound care treatment to meet the needs of the individual patient,” said Kenny McCarraher, program director. “We offer many advanced wound healing treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. At Baptist Health Madisonville we are committed to advancing wound healing by creating and sharing our wound care expertise everywhere we can, for every patient who could benefit, by the best means available,” added McCarraher.
It is estimated that chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the U.S. and 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 living with non-healing wounds for a prolonged amount of time due to the lack of awareness of advanced wound care options,” said D. Scott Covington, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Director for Healogics. “We work to educate community physicians about which of their patients can benefit from advanced wound care, and then provide coordinated care to heal that patient’s wounds.”
People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to Baptist Health Wound Care. To schedule an appointment, please call 270.825.5878 or visit BaptistHealthMadisonville.com.
About Healogics, Inc.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s leading provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage a nationwide network of Wound Care Centers® and cared for over 300,000 new patients in 2016 through an integrated network of partner hospitals and Wound Care Centers, academic medical centers, and other post-acute sites. Healogics utilizes an evidence-based standards of care to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing patient population. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com.