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Hospital news | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Contact: Nicole Bollman

STERLING, IL (May 24, 2018) – The CGH Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The fifth annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held from June 4 to June 8. One of 700+ Healogics-managed Centers; CGH Wound Healing Center 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.

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.

“Our goal at the CGH Wound Healing center is to cooperate with your attending physician,” said Thomas McGlone, MD, FACS, CGH Wound Healing Center Medical Director. “This is to optimize your state of health and to provide the best conditions for healing your wound,while limiting hospitalization and preventing tissue loss.”

“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, Provider Education and Engagement leader 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 CGH Wound Healing Center. Visit to learn more about Wound Care Awareness Week and to hear from patients about how wound healing changed their life. To schedule an appointment, please call (815) 564-4002 or visit