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Healogics adds vein ablation to wound care treatments

Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced chronic wound care services, announced in March that they have added vein ablation to their in-house service offerings through a new program called Healogics VeinCare.

Healogics CMO William Ennis, DO, MBA, MMM, CPE, said this program allows Healogics to provide patients with a higher level of care in a more convenient manner. VeinCare is especially important for patients with limited access to local care or for those who have limited mobility or transportation issues.

Vascular disease of the vein affects millions of people throughout the United States. each year and is often a factor in the development of chronic, non-healing wounds. Vascular disease – including peripheral artery disease (PAD) – also contributes to 80 percent of all non-traumatic limb amputations in the United States each year. Because of these staggering numbers, Healogics is committed to finding new and innovative ways to better serve this growing patient population.

“The people we serve are dealing with incredibly complex health concerns,” Dr. Ennis said. “They are often living with an average of three to four comorbidities, in addition to a sore or wound that won’t heal. Given that blood flow is so important to the healing process, it felt like a natural next step to offer vein services in-house. We want to ensure we are providing the most comprehensive care possible, and we believe VeinCare takes us to that next level.”

Healogics VeinCare offers advanced, minimally-invasive laser treatment in the outpatient Wound Care Center. Healogics delivers market-leading heal rates, and plans to bring the same quality focus to patients with vascular disease. When vein conditions lead to a venous leg ulcer, our vein team collaborates with our Wound Care Center team to heal each patient’s wound with advanced outpatient care.

He said better treatment will give many patients with venous leg ulcers the ability to heal faster and prevent future ulcers. “By adding vein services to the arsenal of advanced wound care treatment options, Healogics will further our mission of reaching and healing more people living with conditions that lead to chronic wounds.”

For patients, VeinCare includes: Endovenous laser treatment and duplex ultrasound.

            For hospital partners, VeinCare includes: Policies and procedures, education and training provided to physicians and Center staff, patient workflow, coordinate staffing and targeted marketing.

Healogics vein ablation services are now being offered in addition to a number of other leading-edge treatments including negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

            Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Healogics provided advanced wound care to more than 330,000 patients last year through a nationwide network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers.

The company has almost 3,000 employees, 4,000 affiliated physicians and a Healogics specialty physician practice group of nearly 300. In addition to the company’s network of outpatient centers, Healogics partners with more than 300 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds and provides inpatient consults at more than 80 partner hospitals.

Healogics has the largest repository of chronic wound-specific patient data in the country. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative, an effort launched in 2017 to provide peer-reviewed research, acknowledges the value and relevance of big data and advanced analytics to drive continuous, collaborative learning towards a better understanding of how to efficiently use healthcare resources for patients with wounds. VTN


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