It is estimated that 6.7 million people currently live with chronic wounds. That number is expected to grow at more than two percent in the next decade. The rising incidence is fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy. Untreated chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. Chronic wounds represent a cost of more than $50 billion to the health care system.
At St. Peter’s Health Wound Care, 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.
Partnership with the leading wound care management team
Our clinic is staffed with a local team and managed by Healogics, Inc. Healogics is the world’s largest wound care management company with hospital partners delivering excellent evidence-based care to patients with chronic wounds. Healogics has been the leader in wound care for nearly 20 years. Healogics Centers traditionally achieve excellent clinical outcomes, including high limb salvage rates, a 93%1 healing rate within 28 median days-to-heal, and extremely high patient satisfaction.
1When recommended course of treatment completed (2016)