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Wound Care Awareness Week | June 3-7

Posted on May 31, 2019

Laurel, MS – The South Central Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at South Central Regional Medical Center, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The sixth annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held from June 3 to June 7.  South Central Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine was recently named a Center of Excellence for excellent healing rates and patient satisfaction. The center offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds.  South Central Regional Medical Center will dedicate the entire week to educating physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound epidemic and the advanced wound care solutions.

Pictured L-R: South Central Wound Care Director, Deborah Myrick; South Central Wound Care Patients, Steven King and Joan Drinkwine; Physician Liaison at SCRMC, Patty Todd. Seated: Mayor Johnny Magee.

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 Deborah Myrick, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center Director. “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 patient’s wounds.”

South Central Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center offers the following services: debridement, total contact casting, wound dressing applications, skin subs, vascular testing, diabetic foot screenings, diabetic foot care, nutrition counseling, smoking cessation counseling, negative pressure wound therapy, compression wraps, burn management, diagnostic testing, radiation injury and osteoradialnechrosis. If you or someone close to you is suffering from a wound that will not heal, South Central Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is available to help.  The center is committed to providing excellent service to patients.  The facility hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and is located on the ground floor at South Central Regional Medical Center.

To learn more about Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine available at South Central, visit scrmc.com/services/wound-care-and-hyperbaric-medicine. To schedule an appointment for an evaluation, please call 601-426-4739.