Wound Care Completes the Continuum of Care
“The Centegra Wound & Hyperbaric Center is an important resource to meet a significant need in our community. We are excited to add this vital service to our continuum of care.”- Michael S. Eesley, CEO of Centegra Health System
Why is this an important addition to Centegra’s continuum of care?
75% of the $2.6 trillion spent annually on health care is for treating patients with chronic conditions. Non-healing wounds of the diabetic foot are considered one of the most significant complications of diabetes, representing a major worldwide medical, social, and economic burden that greatly affects a patient’s quality of life. Almost 24 million Americans – one in every 12 – are diabetic, and the disease is causing widespread disability and death at an epidemic pace, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those with diabetes, 6.5 million are estimated to suffer with chronic or non-healing wounds. 70 million Americans over the age of 50, suffer from at least one chronic condition.
Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins and immobility, non-healing wounds occur most frequently in the elderly and in people with diabetes – populations that are sharply rising as the nation ages and chronic diseases increase.
At Centegra Health System, we follow treatment protocols specifically established for each type of wound. We utilize the latest approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances in wound care.
Partnering with Diversified Clinical Services
Through a partnership with Diversified Clincal Services (DCS), Centegra Health System is able to offer a new and comprehensive center offering specialized wound care and hyperbaric medicine. DCS is the world’s largest wound care management company with over 300 hospital partners delivering excellent evidence-based care to patients with chronic wounds. DCS has been the leader in wound care for over 20 years, offering the most advance modalities such as adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Of special importance to our hospitals, DCS Centers traditionally achieve excellent clinical outcomes, including high limb salvage rates, an 88% healing rate within 31 median days-to-heal, and extremely high patient satisfaction.
Call 815.334.5566 to schedule an appointment