Mercy Health - Cincinnati's Wound Care Centers Participate in Second Annual Wound Care Awareness Week, June 1-5

(CINCINNATI; May 29, 2015) – Mercy Health, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that its Wound Care Centers at Mercy Health – Clermont, Fairfield and West Hospitals and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health are marking Wound Care Awareness Week, which runs June 1-5. 

Mercy Health’s Wound Care Centers are members of the Healogics network and their staffs are helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The centers offer advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Program directors across the nation and in Cincinnati 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 an estimated 6.7 million people in the United States 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.

“Many patients live with chronic wounds for months or even years. Because of the lack of awareness of advanced wound care, physicians do not always know when it is appropriate to refer these patients to a Wound Care Center for treatment,” said D. Scott Covington, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Director for Healogics, Inc.  “Advanced wound care, as part of a comprehensive care plan, can help heal patients faster than traditional methods. It is our mission to raise awareness of the chronic wound problem as well as the benefits of advanced wound care in the communities we serve.” 

People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to Mercy Health’s Wound Care Centers, located conveniently throughout Greater Cincinnati:
• Clermont Hospital Wound Care Center at 513-735-8924   
• Fairfield Hospital Wound Care Center at 513-774-2880
• The Jewish Hospital Wound Care Center at 513-686-5757
• West Hospital Wound Care Center at 513-215-5030

To learn more about Wound Care Awareness Week, visit woundcareawareness.com. To schedule an appointment, please call your nearest Mercy Health Wound Care Center.