AV Hospital introduces new Comprehensive Wound Care Center

Antelope Valley Hospital Wound Care Center
AV Hospital board members and representatives from local government offices cut the ribbon in celebration of the grand opening of the Comprehensive Wound Care Center Tuesday evening. (click photo to enlarge)

LANCASTER, CA -- Antelope Valley Hospital celebrated the grand opening of its Comprehensive Wound Care Center Tuesday evening.

The center, which opened December 27, 2011, has a staff equipped to deal with every kind of wound.

"The number of people who may be in need of a wound center is in the millions," said Dr. Gary Boghossian, Medical Director of the Comprehensive Wound Care Center.

The wound care center serves the doctors and the patients in the community because it provides an awareness of the severity of the problem, he said.

Diabetic wounds are one of the most common medical problems to be seen in a wound care center, Dr. Boghossian said. Every person who is diabetic is at a high risk of forming an ulcer.

With limb loss, a person’s chance for survival is 50 percent if they don’t get the proper care, he said.

"It’s what we call a limb salvage center," Dr. Boghossian said.

Patients using the Comprehensive Wound Care Center will be there for severe burns, venous stasis ulcers, post-surgical wounds, traumatic wounds, and other chronic non-healing wounds that need to be checked on a regular basis, said Dr. Boghossian. ... MORE

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