Grand View Hospital Raises Awareness of Chronic Wounds
SELLERSVILLE, PA., June 3, 2014
– The Wound Care Center at Grand View Hospital, 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, Grand View Wound Care 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. "Adjunctive therapies for appropriate patients can help heal wounds faster than traditional methods.”
People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment in four weeks should consult with their doctor or call the Grand View Wound Care Center at 215-453-3360.
National Wound Care Awareness Week is being held June 2 – June 6 in Cities Nationwide. For more information, visit: http://www.healogics.com/hwcaw
About Grand View Hospital
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive healthcare services since 1913. Now a century strong, Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care—particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopaedics, women’s and children’s health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. For more information about services and programs, visit www.gvh.org.