NMC Wound Care Center Encourages Would Care Awareness to Prevent Amputation

June 3, 2019 Nacogdoches – NMC Wound Care Center is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds during the sixth annual Wound Care Awareness Week, being held from June 3 to June 7. Wound Care Awareness was established in 2014 to bring attention to the chronic wound epidemic and the 6.7 million Americans who are currently living with non-healing wounds. Program Directors across the nation take this time to dedicate to educate physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound epidemic and the advanced wound care solutions available. Nacogdoches Medical Center offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds.

While there are already millions of people living with chronic wounds, 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. Even more alarmingly, 50 percent of people die within five years of amputation.

Kathleen Querry, MD, Medical Director for the Nacogdoches Medical Center Wound Care Center, says the key to successful wound care depends on a team based approach. “To support this underserved and growing population of people living with chronic wounds, the Wound Care Center at Nacogdoches Medical Center offers an evidence-based, systematic approach to advanced wound care,” said Querry. “The Center’s physicians, nurses and the referring physician develop a treatment plan that is based on each patient’s individual needs.”

A patient’s individualized treatment plan may include specialized wound dressings, debridement, compression therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, advanced cellular products and topical growth factors, edema management and/or non-invasive vascular assessment.

 Visit www.woundcareawarenessweek.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 (936) 462-4325 or visit https://www.nacmedicalcenter.com/our-locations/our-locations-detail/wound-care-center.

About Nacogdoches Medical Center
Nacogdoches Medical Center is a 161-bed acute care facility located at 4920 NE Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches, TX. The hospital serves as the anchor of NMC Health Network and has provided for the medical and health care needs of East Texans for more than 40 years. Designed to improve access to healthcare services in Nacogdoches and Shelby counties and the surrounding communities, NMC specializes in emergency services, women’s health, cardiovascular medicine and surgery, open heart surgery, cancer care, orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery. Extensions of the network include NMC Imaging Services, the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Nacogdoches, NMC Wound Care Services, NMC Loma Laird Cancer Center and NMC Shelby Emergency Services. NMC is recognized by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about the facilities that comprise NMC Health Network.