Wythe Wound Care Center Participates in Fifth Annual Wound Care Awareness Week

June 1, 2018

The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Wythe County Community Hospital is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The fifth annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held from June 4 to June 8.  Wythe Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine 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 find that a lot of patients who are suffering from a wound have not been able to heal because they need advanced therapies. My mission is to educate the community and our local health care providers on the advanced treatments that are available in the Wound Care Center,” said Audra Lucas, Program Director.  “Through Wound Care Awareness Week, we are able to identify the patients who can benefit from our services and work closely with their physician to coordinate the best care possible to heal their wound.”

People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to Wythe Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine Center. Visit www.woundcareawarenessweek.com to learn more about Wound Care Awareness Week and to hear from patients about how wound healing changed their life. To schedule an appointment, call 276.625.8870.​