Wound and Hyperbaric Center at the Heart of Wound Care
The staff at Ascension Borgess Allegan Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Center are celebrating American Heart Month by educating their community about good cardiovascular care and tips to keep hearts healthy year-round.
Every day, more than half a million Americans are diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases like peripheral artery disease, a condition that compromises leg circulation and results in non-healing wounds. A healthy heart helps keep oxygen and nutrient-rich blood flowing through the body, a vital component of wound healing.
“Any disease that disrupts blood circulation affects how long it will take for a wound to heal,” said Julia Miladore, MD, medical director of Ascension Borgess Allegan Hospital Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center. “Poor heart health means poor wound healing rates.”
Ascension Borgess Allegan Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Center suggests that patients do the following to be heart healthy:
- exercise at least 30 minutes a day
- if a smoker, quit
- eat a healthy amount of fruits and veggies instead of processed foods like potato chips
- get adequate sleep
- engage in activities to relieve stress, such as meditation
Ascension Borgess Allegan Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Center provides a comprehensive approach to treating patients with non-healing wounds. The team features clinicians with advanced training in wound care and hyperbaric medicine.
For more information about wound care or to schedule an appointment, call 269-686-4325. No referral is required.
About Ascension Michigan
In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 23,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension provided over $311 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2020. Serving Michigan for over 140 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care.
As the largest non-profit and Catholic health system in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 145 hospitals and more than 40 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.