Haywood Wound Care Center Participates in Wound Care Awareness Week

June 7, 2017

Clyde, NC (June 7, 2017) – The Wound Care Center® at Haywood Regional Medical Center, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The fourth annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held from June 5 to June 9.  One of nearly 800 Healogics-managed Centers; the Wound Care Center® at Haywood Regional 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.

In Haywood County, there are over 5800 people with chronic wounds and an additional 30,602 living with diabetes who are at much greater risk of a non-healing wound, including foot ulcers. In addition, an estimated 100 Haywood County residents will undergo an amputation due to diabetic wound complications. With proper treatment, ulcers can frequently be reversed. 

“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 the 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 828.452.8594 or visit myhaywoodregional.com/woundcare.

About Wound Care Center® at Haywood Regional Medical Center
The Wound Care Center® at Haywood Regional Medical Center is committed to providing the highest quality care possible, along with the expertise and leading edge technology you expect at larger hospitals, all conveniently close to home. We are supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals. www.MyHaywoodRegional.com/wound | 828.456.7311 | 800.424.DOCS (3627)

About Healogics, Inc.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s leading provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage a nationwide network of Wound Care Centers® and cared for over 300,000 new patients in 2016 through an integrated network of partner hospitals and Wound Care Centers, academic medical centers, and other post‐acute sites. Healogics utilizes an evidence‐based standards of care to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing patient population. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com.