News release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6/20/2017 12:00:00 AM EASTERN
Updated: 6/20/2017 1:09:12 PM EASTERN
For more information, contact Laura Shea.
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s Wound Center Promotes Wound Care Awareness

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s Rev. Thomas T. Patterson Wound Healing Center, a member of the Healogics network, joined in the chronic wounds awareness campaign held June 5 to June 9.  One of nearly 800 Healogics-managed Centers, the Patterson Wound Healing Center offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds.  Patterson Wound Healing Center Program Director Jamieka Rowe, joined the other Healogics program directors educating physicians, patients, and the community 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.  It 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.  He continued, “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 Rev. Thomas T. Patterson Wound Healing Center.  To learn more about Claxton-Hepburn’s Patterson Wound Healing Center, contact us at 315-394-0426 or visit us on the web at www.claxtonhepburn.org/wound-healing-center.  Physician referrals are not required. 

 

Shown in the photo left to right, are Wound Healing Center staff Susan Guarin, Kellsey Barr, Ashley Elliott, Crystal Ausin, Jenny Winters, Dr. Kenneth Brydges, Amber Carroll, Tonya Shannon, and Paula Forsythe.  Your tomorrow is worth defending.