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Wound Healing Center Staff

Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Bringing healing

The Marshall Wound Healing Center provides invaluable treatment options to those dealing with chronic wounds.

The Marshall Wound Healing Center provides invaluable treatment options to those dealing with chronic wounds. Currently, almost 7 million people in the United States are living with chronic wounds. Due to the lack of awareness of advanced wound care, the vast majority of these people do not receive the treatment they need and deserve. That’s the reason behind Wound Care Awareness Week June 7-11 – to recognize what wound care specialists do and to inform the community about treatment options. Healogics, which manages the Marshall Wound Healing Center and 600 other outpatient centers in the U.S., has a network of nearly 4,000 physicians to provide the specialized treatment. Marshall Wound Healing Center earned the Healogics Center of Excellence distinction each year from 2015-2020.In the United States each year, about 80,000 adults with diabetes undergo a leg or foot amputation due to a non-healing wound, most of which started with an ulcer. Treating these ulcers early and with the most appropriate wound healing management is key to avoiding amputation. “It is so important to get early treatment,” program director for the Wound Healing Center Kayla Gable said. “We are here to help keep our patients safe at home and to prevent inconvenient or unnecessary trips to the emergency room.” After going through weekly treatments with patients, Gable says the medical staff becomes very close to them. When they finally get to the point that a wound is well, patients ring a ‘Heal bell,’ which is a very emotional celebration for everyone involved." We get very close to these patients,” she says. “I know their families and they know mine.” Healing can be just a phone call away. No physician referral is required and most insurance covers wound treatment. Patients can be seen without going to their primary physicians’ offices. Call (256)894.6976 to discuss your particular issue. Most callers are asked to come in for an evaluation.