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June 2, 2015
Know the Facts on Wound Care Awareness

Harrington is celebrating Wound Care Awareness Week by bringing more attention to the estimated 6.7 million people suffering from chronic, non-healing wounds.

Wound Care therapy is a specialty program designed to treat these wounds. They originate from a variety of reasons, whether diabetes, pressure ulcers, radiation damage, or another source of trauma, illness, or disease.

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 50 million inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures performed in the United States — that’s more than 100 million surgeries per year. The need for post-surgical wound care is sharply on the rise.

The Wound Care Center at Harrington, located in Charlton, offers advanced and specialized treatment programs for these types of wounds, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

The statistics on wound care are more staggering than people realize. Someone who has developed a diabetic foot ulcer, for example, may find the only treatment is amputation. However, diabetic patients with an amputation have a 68% mortality rate within five years if the wound does not heal and is not treated (Healogics).  That is a higher mortality rate than many cancers!

If you have had a wound on your foot or another part of your body for more than a few weeks, or suspect you might have a different type of wound that isn’t healing, you need to see a specialist. Visiting a Wound Care Center like Harrington’s can offer proper treatment and avoid excessive consequences.

Do you have an upcoming appointment? CALL FIRST

If you have an upcoming appointment at any Harrington HealthCare System facility and have the following symptoms, fever, or cough, please call your doctor prior to arriving to your appointment.

Our top priority is to protect you, our patients, communities, and healthcare workers.

Current Visitor Policy

For the health and safety of our patients and employees, the following policy is in effect as of Monday, March 30

There will be NO visitors allowed in any inpatient or outpatient services (this includes the Emergency Department, Harrington Physician Services offices, and all other Harrington HealthCare Facilities)

Please note that the Main Lobby at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge will be closed at 7pm. All patients who need to enter the hospital after that time should come in through the ED.

The implementation of this policy is in an effort to limit the spread of potential illnesses that could be harmful to you, our patients, community, and staff. Thank you for your cooperation.

TELEHEALTH Appointments Now Available

To protect your health during the COVID-19 pandemic, certain appointments may now be conducted via TELEHEALTH, a service that allows you to see your doctor from home via a phone call or via a video conference call using your smartphone or computer.

If you are interested in scheduling a TELEHEALTH appointment, please let our office know when you call to make your appointment. We will do our best to accommodate your request if TELEHEALTH is appropriate for the type of care you need.