Gadsden, AL (May 28, 2014) – The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center of Riverview Regional Medical Center, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in the first Healogics National Wound Care Awareness Week from June 2 to June 6. One of nearly 600 Healogics managed centers; the Riverview 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.
Chronic wounds affect millions of 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.
"There are many patients living with non-healing wounds who are unaware of treatments available in their local communities," said D. Scott Covington, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Director for Healogics, Inc. Covington goes on to say, "Adjunctive therapies for appropriate patients can help heal wounds faster than traditional methods. We want to make advanced wound care available to all patients who would benefit but we must educate the communities we serve about the services we offer."
People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment in four weeks may benefit from a visit to the Riverview Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center. To schedule an appointment, please call 256-546-6038.
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Located in Gadsden, Riverview Regional Medical Center is a 281-bed acute-care hospital serving more
than 350,000 residents in Etowah and the contiguous counties. A full range of services and programs
are offered, including a Heart and Vascular Center, Sleep Lab, Heartburn Treatment Center, Wound
Care and Hyperbaric Center, and Imaging Center. Riverview Regional Medical Center is accredited by
the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Originally named