Silver Cross Center for Advanced Wound Healing Celebrates
Wound Healing Awareness Month
June is Wound Healing Awareness Month, a monthlong celebration that focuses on the importance of wound care as an essential service and the benefits of treatment in a wound center.
For many people, cuts or sores naturally heal within a short period of time. However, for those with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity or an impaired immune system, these wounds oftentimes fail to heal properly on their own, leading to extended hospital stays, high healthcare costs or potentially dangerous medical complications.1
“When the body is unable to heal on its own, specialized wound care is essential to avoid serious long-term complications,” said Medical Director Erik Borncamp, M.D. “A wound center can provide the treatment options and medical expertise needed to support the body’s healing process, limit health complications and speed recovery.”
The Silver Cross Center for Advanced Wound Healing follows a multidisciplinary approach to wound care that is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies that aid and accelerate the healing process. For patients, that means longer-lasting results, decreased amputation rates and increased mobility.
After evaluating a patient’s unique medical history and symptoms, the center’s team of clinicians develops a personalized advanced wound care treatment plan which may include:
- Diagnostic testing
- Nutritional evaluation
- Infection control
- Specialized dressings
- Pressure-relieving devices
- Ongoing patient education
The Silver Cross Center for Advanced Wound Healing is located at 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, IL (on the Silver Cross Hospital campus) and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 815-300-5997.
For more information about Silver Cross, visit www.silvercross.org
1Olsson M, Järbrink K, Divakar U, et al. The humanistic and economic burden of chronic wounds: A systematic review. Wound Repair and Regeneration. 2018;27(1):114-125. doi:10.1111/wrr.12683.