HCN News & Notes

Mercy’s Wound Care Center Participates in Wound Care Awareness Week

SPRINGFIELD — The Wound Care Center at Mercy Medical 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 moren than 700 Healogics-managed centers, Mercy 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 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.

“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 Dr. D. Scott Covington, 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 Mercy’s Wound Care Center. Visit www.woundcareawarenessweek.com to learn more about Wound Care Awareness Week and to hear from patients about how wound healing changed their life. To schedule an appointment, call (413) 748-9212 or visit www.mercycares.com.

Comments are closed.