University Hospitals Health System Inc.

10/27/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/27/2021 09:58

University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center Opens New Wound Care Center

People with chronic wounds now have access to specialists and state-of-the-art technology

ASHTABULA COUNTY-People living with chronic, non-healing wounds in Ashtabula County now have access to advanced wound care specialists and cutting-edge technology close to home at University Hospitals (UH) Geneva Wound Center. UH Geneva Wound Center opens Wednesday, Nov. 3, in collaboration with Healogics, the nation's leading provider of advanced, chronic wound care services.

It is estimated that chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the U.S. 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, these non-healing wounds can not only lead to diminished quality of life but potential amputation of the affected limb.

"We are happy to be able to increase wound care options for our Ashtabula County community," said Jason Glowczewski, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, Chief Operating Officer, UH Conneaut, Geneva, and Geauga Medical Centers. "Now, patients who need specialized treatment for chronic wounds don't need to travel outside of the county to have access to top-tier technology and treatment solutions."

Candidates for treatment at the 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 or with traditional treatment methods. 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.

"University Hospitals Geneva Wound Center offers an evidence-based, systematic approach to advanced wound care," said Beth Pacovsky, Program Director, UH Geauga and Geneva Wound Centers. "Treatments are the result of a team approach between the Center's physicians, nurses and the referring physician. A patient's individualized treatment plan to enhance their quality of life may include specialized wound dressings, debridement, compression therapy, advanced cellular products and topical growth factors, edema management and/or non-invasive vascular assessment."

The UH Geneva Wound Center is located at 870 W. Main St, Geneva, OH 44041. Patients who suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds may get in touch with wound care specialists by calling 440-415-9537, where they can schedule an appointment. Appointments can be made in advance prior to opening day, and no referral is needed.