Houston Medical Center

07/25/2020 | News release | Archived content

Houston Healthcare Opens Wound Healing Center at Perry Hospital

August 12, 2020

Warner Robins, Georgia -- It is estimated that chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the United States and that number is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of 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.

The Wound Healing Center at Perry Hospital offers advanced wound care for people living with chronic, non-healing wounds. Houston Healthcare has partnered with Healogics, the nation's leading provider of advanced, chronic wound care services. Healogics is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and has a nationwide network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers®.

'Partnering with Healogics allows us to bring their expertise in wound care healing to our patients and families,' says Charles Briscoe, Chief Executive Officer for Houston Healthcare. 'As a system, we've provided a similar service for years within our hospitals, but this opportunity enhances the delivery of care for our patients and provides an even broader array of services our community members can take advantage of when needed.'

The Wound Healing Center at Perry Hospital offers an evidence-based, systematic approach to advanced wound care. A patient's individualized treatment plan may include specialized wound dressings, debridement, compression therapy, advanced cellular products and topical growth factors, edema management and/or non-invasive vascular assessment. These treatments are the result of a team approach between the Center's physicians, nurses and the referring physician. A treatment plan is developed and scheduled based on the patient's needs. Once treatment is complete, the patient will return to their primary physician to continue routine care.

Additionally, the Wound Healing Center at Perry Hospital will be equipped with Healogics newest technologies: Clinical OptimizationSM and Decision SupportSM. These applications on Healogics' WoundSuiteSM platform, enable the critical connection between people living with chronic wounds and their multi-disciplinary healthcare team for collaborative, evidence-based, patient-centered care.

'As a Vascular Surgeon, I see the benefits first hand of quality wound care and what an impact it can make on the patient's quality of life,' shares Todd Jenkins, MD, Medical Director for the Wound Healing Center and members of the Medical Staffs at Houston Medical Center and Perry Hospital. 'I'm looking forward to working with the staff to help educate our patients and their family members, as well as the community, on the benefits of our wound healing services.'

Likely candidates for treatment at the Wound Healing Center are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven't healed within a reasonable time frame. People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to the Wound Healing Center at Perry Hospital. A physician referral is not needed, so call today.

The Wound Healing Center at Perry Hospital

1118 Morningside Drive, Suite A

Perry, Georgia 31069

(478) 218-1420