SOMC, Healogics Raising Awareness of Chronic Wounds

Southern Ohio Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center is participating in the first Healogics National Wound Care Awareness Week from June 2 to June 6.

One of nearly 600 Healogics managed centers, SOMC Wound Healing Center provides individuals in the community with advanced healing expertise and outcomes. Program directors of Healogics, Inc. will dedicate the entire week to visiting local physician offices to provide education to help staff identify patients that may benefit from advanced wound care.

“Untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life. At SOMC’s Wound Healing Center, we offer advanced therapies to patients suffering from these wounds,” Dr. Lichtenstein, Medical Director of the Wound Healing Center, said.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is an intermittent treatment of 100 percent oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure that stimulates the release of growth factors and stem cells that promote healing. It also helps with diabetic foot ulcers and late effects of radiation therapy.

To schedule an appointment with SOMC Wound Healing Center, please call 740-356-8775 or for more information please visit http://www.somc.org/wound/