Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center
Managed by Healogics, Inc. and a service of Iredell Health System, the Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing.
That's where Iredell Wound Care can help. With state-of-the-art treatments available including debridement, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn. Our center uses an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious-disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetes education, and other areas to address total patient health.
The Iredell Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center has been named a recipient of the Center of Distinction Award and the Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence Award by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. It is the only center in Iredell county to receive both awards for multiple consecutive years.
Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has been caring for persons with chronic wounds since May 2011.
The Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Advanced treatments included hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.
It is estimated that 6.7 million people currently live with chronic wounds and that number is expected to grow at more than two percent for 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 healthcare system. More than 29 million people (9.5% of population) have diabetes in the United States and almost two million of those people annually will develop a diabetic foot ulcer or other non- healing wound. Advanced wound care aims to prevent amputations and heal patients in a faster and more cost-effective way.
At the Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, 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.