Contact: Rebecca Green
The CGH Wound Healing Center, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds during the sixth annual Wound Care Awareness Week, being held from June 3 to June 7. Wound Care Awareness Week brings attention to the chronic wound epidemic and the 6.7 million Americans who are currently living with non-healing 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 available. The CGH Wound Healing Center offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds.
“While there are already millions of people living with chronic wounds, 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,” said CGH Wound Healing Program Director, Anna Reynolds. “If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. Even more alarmingly, 50 percent of people die within five years of amputation.”
To support the growing population of people living with chronic wounds, the CGH Wound Healing Center, in partnership with Healogics, offers an evidence-based, systematic approach to advanced wound care. A patient’s individualized treatment plan may include specialized wound dressings, debridement, compression therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, advanced cellular products and topical growth factors, edema management and/or non-invasive vascular assessment. These treatments are the result of a team approach between the Center’s physicians, nurses and the patient’s physician. A treatment plan is developed and scheduled based on the patient’s needs. Once treatment is complete, the patient will return to their primary physician to continue routine care.
People with wounds that have not improved after 30 days with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to the CGH Wound Healing Center. No referral is needed to make an appointment. For questions, or to schedule an appointment, please call 815-564-4002 or visit www.cghmc.com/woundhealing.