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THREE RIVERS HEALTH CENTER FOR WOUND HEALING – WOUND CARE AWARENESS WEEK

Three Rivers Health Center for Wound Healing, 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 Healogicsmanaged
Centers; Three Rivers Health Center for Wound Healing 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 patient’s wounds.”
People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit
from a visit to Three Rivers Health Center for Wound Healing. Visit woundcareawareness.
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, please call 269.273.9600.
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 800 Wound
Care Centers® 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.
For over 90 years, Three Rivers Health has offered its patients and community technologydriven
care, including a wide array of inpatient, rehabilitation, outpatient, wellness, hospice
care and specialty clinic services. To discover more about Three Rivers Health, call
269.278.1145 or visit threerivershealth.org

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