(IRON MOUNTAIN, MI.)– The ABWM Foundation named June as Wound Healing Awareness Month (WHAM) in 2016 and Dickinson County Healthcare System are excited that this will be the second year of the wound care community celebrating this month. The purpose of this naming June as Wound Healing Awareness Month was to recognize the challenges experienced by individuals whose lives are affected daily by chronic wounds, and to bring awareness to the public of the support given by certified wound specialists.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the ABWM Foundation, Joseph McCulloch, PhD, PT, FAPTA, CWS®, stated, “The ABWM Foundation Board of Trustees is excited that Wound Healing Awareness Month is in its second year. This year we’ve given WHAM a larger presence, due to the impact it had last year.”
Phil Miziniak II, DCHS Clinical Program Manager said, “Nationally, 6.7 million Americans suffer from wounds that may not heal after months or even years of traditional treatment and are often painful and disruptive to a patient’s lifestyle. This month The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at DCHS would like to recognize the 1000+ individuals that we have helped in our community since 2014; and additionally recognize all 5 of the ABWM’s specialists that we have on staff at The Center representing every certification level ABWM offers.”
Certified Wound Specialist week for 2018 will be June 18 – 22, 2018. During the week of June 18 – June 22, 2018, the ABWM Foundation acknowledges and celebrates all practitioners certified by the American Board of Wound Management which includes Certified Wound Care Associates®, Certified Wound Specialists®, and Certified Wound Specialist Physicians®.
If you have any questions regarding WHAM, please contact Amanda N. Thaxton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 457-8403. Go to the WHAM website to get more information on this exciting month. In addition, please follow the ABWM Foundation’s digital media accounts to see everything happening this month. You can follow the ABWM Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Dickinson County Healthcare System
Servicing Northern Wisconsin and the Central Upper Peninsula for more than 65 years, Dickinson County Healthcare System (DCHS) is a 49 bed Community Hospital with a team of more than 80 active physicians and each year treats over 200,000 patients. DCHS employs more than 800 staff members, is the major employer in the Dickinson County area, and is a large contributor to the economic wellbeing of our community. Most recently recognized by Healthgrades Analytics as being in the top 10% of the Safest Hospitals in the nation, DCHS has also been acknowledged by several other independent healthcare analytics agencies for exceptional Patient Safety and Services. The recent awards are a testament to how well the Hospital and its Physicians care for its patients and confirm the progress towards keeping the community safe and healthy. #ichooseDCHS
The ABWM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation. It supports the work of the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) for the advancement of wound care, the promotion of certification for providers of chronic and acute wounds, and the benefit of the public by developing and providing quality education and conducting sound research to support and promote wound care.
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