Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
HMHP Wound Care Centers and Hyperbaric Medicine at St. Elizabeth, St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Boardman, members of the Healogics network, are participating in the first Healogics National Wound Care Awareness Week June 2 to 6.
The HMHP Wound Care Centers are among nearly 600 Healogics managed centers offering advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Program directors across the nation have dedicated the entire week to visiting local physician offices providing education to help staff identify patients who may benefit from advanced wound care.
Chronic wounds affect millions of people in the United States and the incidence is rising. This is because the population is aging and there are increasing rates of diabetes, obesity and radiation therapy, which contribute to the development of chronic wounds. Left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.
“Many people in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys are living with chronic, non-healing and hard-to-heal wounds,” observes Jason Delatore, M.D., director of the HMHP Wound Care Centers in Youngstown and Boardman. “We are here to help those patients by providing highly specialized treatment that helps non-healing wounds heal, and hard-to-heal wounds to heal faster.
“Patients with any chronic wound can benefit from the specialized care they receive at the HMHP Wound Care Centers,” Dr. Delatore adds, “and we are happy to work with our patients’ primary care physcians to develop treatment plans that best meet the individualized needs of each patient.”
“Many patients living with non-healing wounds are unaware of treatments available in their local communities,” says D. Scott Covington, M.D., FACS and chief medical director for Healogics Inc. “Adjunctive therapies for appropriate patients can help heal wounds faster than traditional methods. We want to make advanced wound care available to all patients who would benefit, but we must educate the communities we serve about the services we offer.”
People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment in four weeks may benefit from a visit to the HMHP Wound Care Centers in Youngstown or Boardman, or the HMHP Wound Care Center at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren, where Daniel Fitzpatrick, D.O., is medical director. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 330.480.4325 in Youngstown, 330.841 4325 in Warren or 330.729.3175 in Boardman.
About Humility of Mary Health Partners
Humility of Mary Health Partners is an integrated health system located in the Youngstown/Warren area. It is a region of Catholic Health Partners (CHP) in Cincinnati, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. HMHP provides a full spectrum of health care services, including inpatient, outpatient, emergency, urgent care, home care and long-term care. Members are St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, HM Home Health Services, The Assumption Village, Humility House, Hospice of the Valley and Laurel Lake. Learn more about HMHP online at http://www.HMpartners.org.
About Healogics, Inc.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 600 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and see nearly 200,000 patients per year through a connected network of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and families. Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population. For more information, visit http://www.healogics.com.