Medical Center to hold Wound Care Center Open House

Medical Center to hold Wound Care Center Open House

FCMC hosts special drop- in event

Forrest City Medical Center

Forrest City Medical Center invites the public for an Open House at their newly opened Wound Care Center on the first floor of the hospital's campus, located just off Interstate 40 on Newcastle Road in Forrest City. The Open House is a dropin event to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. Refreshments will be served during the event, and a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at noon.

The staff of The Wound Care Center at Forrest City Medical Center will offer a tour of the new facility, as well as education about chronic wounds and the treatments available at the Center. Chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 million people in the United States and the incidence is expected to rise at a rate of two percent annually over the next decade. An aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy contribute to the chronic wound epidemic.

Leading edge treatments at the Center include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by exposing the patient to 100 percent oxygen to help support the healing process.

For more information about the Open House, chronic wounds and advanced wound care treatments, contact The Wound Care Center at Forrest City Medical Center at (870) 261-0080.

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Photo by John Rech

Janet Benson

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