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June is Wound Healing Awareness Month

June 10, 2020

As Americans continue efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Boone County Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Center (W&HC) staff remains on the front lines, preventing unnecessary amputations and further complications from non-healing wounds. June is Wound Healing Awareness Month; a time to recognize the efforts of our superhero wound care staff and remember that wound care is essential.

Wound Healing Awareness Month, or WHAM, is a month-long celebration that takes place in June and focuses on common wound types and the benefits of treatment in an outpatient wound healing facility.

The W&HC treats all wounds. The approach to wound care is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies that aid and accelerate the healing process. The center is staffed by a team of skilled clinicians with advanced training in wound care and hyperbaric medicine.  For patients that means faster healing times, longer-lasting results, decreased amputation rates and increased mobility.

“When the body is not able to heal a wound on its own, proper wound treatment is critically important to avoid serious long-term complications,” said Christine Streeter, W&HC Director.  “A wound healing center can provide the specialized treatment options and medical expertise needed to support the body’s healing process, limit health complications and speed recovery.”

The center treats wounds of all types, including:

  • diabetic foot ulcers

  • venous ulcers

  • pressure ulcers

  • surgical wounds

  • traumatic wounds

  • arterial ulcers

  • radiation wounds

  • compromised skin grafts and flaps

  • crush injuries

For more information about wound care, log on to www.boonehospital.com or to schedule an appointment, call (515) 433-8740. No referral is required.

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