Iredell Health System’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic
wounds during the third annual Wound Care Awareness Week, June 6 to June
10. One of nearly 800 Healogics-managed Centers, the 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 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 the Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center.
Center has been named a recipient of the Center of Distinction Award and
the Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence Award for 2015 by
Healogics. It is the only Center in Iredell County to receive both awards
for multiple years in a row.
To learn more about Wound Care Awareness Week, including patient testimonials, visit