June 03, 2020

Wound Care Awareness Week 2020

June 1-5 is the 7th Annual Wound Care Awareness Week.  Each year 14.5 percent of Medicare beneficiaries experience a wound.  Wound Care Awareness was established by Healogics in 2014 to bring attention to the chronic wound epidemic and the 6.7 million Americans who are currently living with non-healing wounds.


  • Patients with wounds are 20 times more likely to go to the emergency department or be admitted to the hospital.
  • Chronic wounds are more prevalent among the 30.3 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, who have a 25 percent risk of developing a foot ulcer. 
  • Increased age, obesity, heart and vascular disease, cancer treatment and traumatic injury may also contribute to non-healing wounds.
  • The longer a chronic wound goes untreated, the greater your risk of infection, amputation and other complications.  Our wound care center is one of the 97% of wound care hospitals that have stayed open to ensure access to care both inpatient and outpatient during the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Our wound care center along with our panel members are available to serve ALL patients with varying needs from
    • Diabetic foot ulcers
    • Breast reconstruction
    • Hyperbaric oxygen Therapy
    • Melanoma and skin cancer care
    • Ostomy care 

The wound care center hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm. To schedule an appointment, please call 973-873-7787. Together we can raise awareness of chronic wounds and advanced wound care.

Please join us in wishing our Wound Care staff and panel members a Happy and Safe Wound Care Awareness Week.


Information provided by Andrew Cha, DO, Medical Director, Wound Care Center.

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