Last week, the Wound Care Center at Bayhealth Kent General, a member of the Healogics network, participated in the first Healogics National Wound Care Awareness Week.
As one of nearly 600 Healogics managed centers, the Bayhealth Wound Care Center offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Program directors across the nation dedicated the entire week to visiting local physician offices to teach staff how to identify patients who may benefit from advanced wound care.
Chronic wounds affect millions of people in the U.S. The incidence is rising. Risk factors for chronic wounds are age, disease such as diabetes and obesity, and long-term effects of radiation therapy.
If chronic wounds are not treated, they can cause a poor quality of life. Patients may need to have affected limbs amputated if wounds do not heal.
“There are many patients living with non-healing wounds who are unaware of treatments available in their local communities,” said D. Scott Covington, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Director for Healogics, Inc. “We want to make advanced wound care available to all patients who would benefit but we must educate the communities we serve about the services we offer.”
If you have a wound that has not healed in several weeks, you should seek help. Call your primary care physician or the Bayhealth Wound Care Center. To schedule an appointment, please call 302-744-7500.