Healogics® Sponsors Sixth Annual Wound Care Awareness Week

Healogics team members across the country will dedicate their time to
raising awareness of chronic wounds and the advanced care available

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Education–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.

About Healogics

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.

Contacts

Leslie Niblock
Director, Marketing & Communications
[email protected]
904-524-2695

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