Davis Health System recognizes June as Wound Healing Awareness Month

ELKINS — June is Wound Healing Awareness Month; a time to recognize the efforts of our superhero wound care staff that has healed patients throughout the pandemic with bravery and compassion.

Wound Healing Awareness Month, or WHAM, is a month-long celebration that focuses on common wound types and the benefits of treatment in an outpatient wound healing facility.

Davis Medical Center Wound Care Clinic and Broaddus Hospital Wound Care Clinic treat all wounds. The approach to wound care is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies that aid and accelerate the healing process. The center is staffed by a team of skilled clinicians with advanced training in wound care.

For patients that means faster healing times, longer-lasting results, decreased amputation rates and increased mobility.

“When the body is not able to heal a wound on its own, proper wound treatment is critically important to avoid serious long-term complications,” said Hospital CEO Dana Gould. “A wound healing center can provide the specialized treatment options and medical expertise needed to support the body’s healing process, limit health complications and speed recovery.”

The center treats wounds of all types, including:

• diabetic foot ulcers
• venous ulcers
• pressure ulcers
• surgical wounds
• traumatic wounds
• arterial ulcers
• radiation wounds
• compromised skin grafts and flaps
• crush injuries

For more information about wound care or to schedule an appointment, call Davis Medical Center at 304.637.3894, or Broaddus Hospital at 304.470.4122 Patients will be seen on the ground floor of the Davis Medical Center outpatient offices by Josette Batsenikos, FNP-BC and in Philippi at Broaddus Hospital in the Medical Professional Building by Emily Starks, APRN, FNP-C.

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