The Iredell Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center, part of Iredell Health System
and a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic
wounds. The second annual Wound Care Awareness Week, sponsored by Healogics,
is being held from June 1 to June 5. One of nearly 800 Healogics managed
centers; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center offers advanced therapies
to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Program directors across the
nation will dedicate the entire week to visiting local physician offices
to provide education to help staff identify patients that may benefit
from advanced wound care.
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. Untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished
quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.
“Many patients who live with chronic wounds go for months or even
years,” said Dr. Ricardo DeLeon, medical director of the Iredell
Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center. “Because of the lack of awareness
of advanced wound care, physicians do not always know when it is appropriate
to refer these patients to a Wound Care Center for treatment.” DeLeon
goes on to say, “Advanced wound care, as part of a comprehensive
care plan can help heal patients faster than traditional methods. It is
our mission to raise awareness of the chronic wound problem as well as
the benefits of advanced wound care in the communities we serve.”
People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment
may benefit from a visit to Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center.
To learn more about Wound Care Awareness Week, visit woundcareawareness.com.
To schedule an appointment, please call 704-768-0542.
About Healogics, Inc.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL., Healogics is the nation’s largest
provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated
companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation, and
saw more than 234,000 patients in 2014 through a connected network of
centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and families.
Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based
systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved
and growing patient population. For more information, please visit