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Bon Secours Richmond Opens Second Full-Service Wound Care Center

Bon Secours Richmond Health System announced today the opening of the new St. Mary’s Wound Care Center at Reynolds Crossing. The health system’s second fullservice wound care center offers highly specialized treatment for chronic wounds, including hospital-based outpatient wound care, disease management and diabetes care.

Chronic wounds affect 6.5 million Americans a year, yet a study of 50 American medical schools found that medical students receive less than six hours of education in the science and care of wounds. Wounds that do not heal in 30 days often have underlying medical conditions, and as rates of diabetes and vascular disease continue to rise, experts predict an increase in chronic wounds.

Dr. Gregg L. Londrey of Virginia Surgical Associates will serve as medical director at the Center. Dr. Londrey and an experienced staff of clinical nurses will be supported by an interdisciplinary panel of physicians, with specialties including family practice, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and diabetic limb salvage.

“We are seeing a significant increase in the number of patients with chronic wounds, including pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers and wounds resulting from arterial disease,” said Gregg Londrey, M.D., F.A.C.S., medical director of the Bon Secours St. Mary’s Wound Care Center at Reynolds Crossing. “With our comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to evaluation and specialized treatment, we hope to heal more wounds and prevent significant medical consequences for patients.”

Using negative pressure wound therapy, bioengineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies, the St. Mary’s Wound Care Center treats those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressureulcers, infections, compromised skin grafts and wounds that have not healed in 30 days. The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which surrounds the patient with 100 percent oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure. This advanced therapy increases the amount of oxygen in the patient’s blood and helps to heal the wound from the inside out.

The Center is part of the Healogics network, the largest provider of wound care and related disease management in the country. In 2011 alone, the Healogics network cared for more than one million wounds that failed to heal using conventional methods, achieving a healing rate of 89 percent.

Bon Secours also offers specialized wound care at the Bon Secours Wound Care Center at Memorial Regional Medical Center, which opened in October 2011 and serves patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg and the Northern Neck.

The Bon Secours St. Mary’s Wound Care Center at Reynolds Crossing is located at 6900 Forest Avenue, Suite 115, in the Reynolds Crossing medical complex. To make an appointment, please call 804- 893-8710.

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