Growing Need for Wound Care
June 09, 2023
Ashley Dillingham, director of St. Anthony’s Wound Healing Center, shared, “Millions of people are living with non-healing wounds in the United States and sadly the numbers continue to grow with unrealized risks. We are using this month to educate physicians, patients and the general public about the prevalence of chronic wounds and the advanced wound care solutions available.” The Wound Healing Center offers several advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds.
The incidence of chronic wounds is rising due to an aging population and increasing rates of disease. People living with chronic wounds often have multiple medical issues that can make healing their wounds extremely challenging. For example, a person living with diabetes may also have cardiac disease, peripheral vascular disease and kidney disease that could all cause a delay in healing. A non-healing wound could lead to severe complications such as infection which could ultimately result in an amputation or even loss of life.
St. Anthony’s wound care experts strive to bring together people, processes, and technology to drive world-class wound care. Untreated or improperly treated chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. With this in mind, now is the time for those suffering from chronic wounds to seek advanced wound care available at HSHS St. Anthony’s Wound Healing Center.
HSHS St. Anthony’s Wound Healing Center cares for people that have wounds that have not begun to heal in four weeks or have not completely healed in six weeks. Patients can be referred by a provider or can refer themselves by calling St. Anthony’s Wound Healing Center to make an appointment at 217-347-3565.
Visit www.woundcareawareness.com to learn more about wound care awareness and hear from patients about how wound healing changed their lives.
HSHS Illinois Communications Manager