St. Catherine Hospital Wound Care Center(r) Participates In Third Annual Wound Care Awareness Week

(GARDEN CITY, KAS.) The Wound Care Center at St. Catherine Hospital, a member of the Healogics network is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The third annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held from June 6 to June 10. One of nearly 800 Healogics-managed centers, St. Catherine Hospital offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Program Directors across the nation will dedicate the entire week to educating physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound epidemic and the advanced wound care solutions.

It is estimated that chronic wounds affect 6.7 million 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. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.

We see patients living with non-healing wounds for a prolonged amount of time due to the lack of awareness of advanced wound care options, said D. Scott Covington, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Director for Healogics. We work to educate community physicians about which of their patients can benefit from advanced wound care, and then provide coordinated care to heal that patients wounds.

People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to the St. Catherine Hospital Wound Care Center. Visit www.woundcareawarenessweek.com to learn more about Wound Care Awareness Week and to hear from patients about how wound healing changed their life. To schedule an appointment at the Wound Care Center, please call 620-272-2700 or visit StCatherineHosp.org.

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About St. Catherine Hospital
St. Catherine Hospital was founded by two pioneering physicians and the Dominican Sisters in 1931 and is a Joint Commission-accredited, award winning regional health care center that provides a full-range of medical specialties in southwest Kansas. Exceptional care, extraordinary people - its what makes the St. Catherine Hospital difference. For more information, please visit www.stcatherinehosp.org.

About Healogics, Inc.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nations largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers(r) in the nation and saw approximately 285,000 new patients in 2015 through a connected network of partner hospitals and Wound Care Centers, academic medical centers, and other post_acute sites. Healogics utilizes an evidence_based systematic approach to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing patient population. A fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm, is the majority shareholder of Healogics. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com.

About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life(r) Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.

Media Contact
Shawna Deal
St. Catherine Hospital, Centura Health
Community Relations Coordinator
620-272-2529 (desk)
620-805-9959 (cell)
ShawnaDeal@Centura.org