In 2016, the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) Foundation named June as Wound Healing Awareness Month (WHAM). Beauregard Health System is excited to participate in the second year of the wound care community celebrating WHAM. The purpose of the ABWM Foundation naming June as Wound Healing Awareness Month, was to recognize the challenges experienced by individuals whose lives are affected daily by chronic wounds and to bring awareness to the public of the support given by certified wound specialists.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the ABWM Foundation, Joseph McCulloch, PhD, PT, FAPTA, CWS®, stated, “The ABWM Foundation Board of Trustees is excited that Wound Healing Awareness Month is in its second year. This year we’ve given WHAM a larger presence, due to the impact it had last year.”
“Wounds, particularly ones that are slow to heal, can have a major impact on someone’s quality of life and can cause pain, fear and decreased activity. For many people, these wounds can be caused or worsened by poor circulation, diabetes, trauma, insect bites, cuts or burns. Fortunately, with the correct interventions and care, many wounds can be effectively treated and the healing time shortened. It is my pleasure to serve the needs of our community so patients can receive exceptional care, right here at home,” said Tracy Winkley, PT, CWS, CLT.
The Wound Care Clinic is an integral part of Beauregard Health System and the Rehabilitation Services Department, working in close relationship with its physicians and staff for the most comprehensive and effective patient care. The Clinic offers a variety of proven, effective treatment options to help wounds heal, including debridement, compression, negative pressure therapy and specialized dressings.