The Wound Care Center at Cortland Regional Medical Center, a member of
the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The
third annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held from June 6 to June
10. One of nearly 800 Healogics-managed Centers; Cortland Regional Wound
Care 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.
“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 Cortland Regional 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,
please call 607-753-0993.