GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen Health Wound Center increased patient visits by nearly 20 percent in 2016. “We believe this increase in the need for our services is related to the ongoing aging of our population, increased incidence of diabetes with the aging population, as well as other chronic diseases that prevent blood flow,” said Robyn Radford, director of Goshen Health Wound Center.
As people get older, they are more susceptible to the effects of diabetes and other diseases that interfere with the healing of wounds. When a wound doesn’t heal, it can be painful and limit a patient’s ability to be active and enjoy everyday life. The experts at Goshen Health Wound Center, which includes a full range of specialty trained providers, offer advanced treatments for non-healing wounds with individualized plans for each patient in all age groups.
Goshen Health’s wound healing rate is above national standards, meaning that over 90% of patients’ wounds are healed in 14 weeks or less. The sooner wounds are healed, the more quickly patients can return to the activities they love and being more active can help increase circulation. “Typically, patients who see us have been trying to resolve their wound on their own for 30 days before they come to us,” said Radford.
When wounds don’t heal on their own, it can be because veins or arteries have narrowed over time, sometimes due to the buildup of plaque. This is why there is often a connection between wounds that won’t heal and heart or vascular health. Diabetes also affects glucose metabolism , which affects the body’s ability to heal itself.
The Goshen Health Wound Center has been serving the community since 2009.
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Goshen Health is an award-winning health system that is recognized locally and nationally for its innovation, excellence in patient care, and Colleague workplace satisfaction. The organization has achieved these honors by taking a values-driven approach to health care, focusing on compassion, accountability, respect and excellence in every endeavor.