JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Healogics, Inc., the nation's leading provider of advanced wound care services, is proud to sponsor the sixth annual Wound Care Awareness Week from June 3 to June 7, 2019. Throughout this week, Healogics team members from around the country will be working together to shed light on the chronic wound epidemic and bring awareness to the advanced wound care options available. Unfortunately, the incidence of chronic wounds is only expected to rise over the next decade, making awareness and advanced wound care more important now than ever before.
Chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 million people in the U.S. and an excess of $50 billion is spent annually on treatment. The prevalence of chronic wounds is growing in tandem with an aging population and increasing rates of diseases such as diabetes and peripheral arterial disease, and conditions like 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. It is in this context that Healogics also created the Wound Science Initiative – a collaborative effort to educate and engage key stakeholders across the healthcare system on the poorly understood and underserved needs of people with non-healing wounds.
"Our mission is to advance wound healing by creating and sharing our wound care expertise everywhere we can, for every patient who would benefit, by the best means available," said Healogics President Allan Woodward. "Wound Care Awareness is our opportunity to share, nationally, why wound care matters, and what can be done to help people with non-healing wounds. It is a chance for us to educate patients, caregivers and physicians about chronic wounds and advanced treatment options. By raising awareness of the impact of chronic wounds, we can help change lives."
Please visit www.woundcareawareness.com to learn more about chronic wounds, hear from patients whose wounds have healed and to find a Wound Care Center® near you.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation's wound healing expert. Last year over 330,000 patients received advanced wound care through a nationwide network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers®. The Healogics team is made up of almost 3,000 employees, 4,000 affiliated physicians and a Healogics Specialty Physician practice group of nearly 300. In addition to the company's network of outpatient Centers, Healogics partners with over 300 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds, and provides inpatient consults at more than 80 partner hospitals. As the industry leader, Healogics has the largest repository of chronic wound-specific patient data in the country. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative, an effort launched in 2017 to provide peer-reviewed research, recognizes the value and relevance of big data and advanced analytics to drive continuous, collaborative learning towards a better understanding of how to efficiently utilize healthcare resources for patients with wounds. For additional information, please visit Healogics.com.