The Center for Wound Healing at Oswego Health, 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 brings attention to the chronic wound epidemic and the 6.7 million Americans who are currently living with non-healing wounds. During the awareness week, 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 local wound 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. 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.
The Center was recently presented a Center of Distinction Award by Healogics after achieving outstanding clinical outcomes during the past 12 months. Oswego Health’s facility was recognized for having a patient satisfaction rating of more than 92 percent and a wound healing rate of 91 percent or higher within 30 median days to heal.
The Center for Wound Healing at Oswego Health, 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. A treatment plan is developed and scheduled based on the patient’s needs. A physician referral is not required when seeking care at the Center.
For more information please call the Center at 315-326-3780 or visit oswegohealth.org.
The Center for Wound Healing at Oswego Health is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds during the sixth annual Wound Care Awareness Week, being held from June 3 to June 7. Pictured from left are the Center’s Medical Director Carlos Dator Jr., MD; and Nurse Practitioner Kristine Strumpfler.