CHARLTON, Mass. — May 28, 2014 — The Wound Care Center at Harrington in Charlton, 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, The Wound Care Center at Harrington 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.
One in four people with diabetes will develop foot complications, and diabetics are 10 times more likely to have a limb amputated than non-diabetics.
J. Court Stephens, M.D., the medical director of the Wound Care Center at Harrington, and Lynn Boucher, program director of the center, understand the rise of diabetes in the region and the concentration of patients who have diabetic wounds in our region. Harrington HealthCare System, through its Wound Care Center at Harrington, is able to offer patients its own brand of Total Local Care along with the global resources that the centers partner, Healogics, provides.
People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment in four weeks may benefit from a visit to The Wound Care Center at Harrington. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call 508-248-8105 or visit harringtonhos.wpengine.com