Covenant HealthCare Partners with Wound Care Advantage (WCA), Expands Outpatient Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Program

Covenant HealthCare announced today that it has partnered with Wound
Care Advantage to provide full-service management and consulting as it
expands its outpatient wound care and hyperbaric medicine program. The Covenant
Wound Healing Center services patients from 20 counties across
central and northeast Michigan, and there’s a growing need for
specialized wound care in the region due to increased diabetes rates.

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 1 million
people in Michigan, or 12.4 percent of the adult population, have
diabetes, and 2.7 million more have prediabetes. High levels of blood
glucose can impact nerve tissue and cause poor blood flow, making it
difficult for wounds to heal – particularly on the lower extremities. If
left untreated, patients run the risk of amputation. Recent studies show
that the five-year mortality rate after lower-limb amputation ranges
from 52 to 80 percent.*

“Diabetes rates are on the rise, especially in our region of the
country, and there’s an increased need for outpatient wound care and
hyperbaric services,” said Jacqueline Tinnin, Director over the Covenant
Wound Healing Center. “We are excited to partner with WCA to meet this
need and ensure that our clinicians are well-equipped to provide
patients in our region with the extraordinary care they deserve.”

“Covenant HealthCare is one of the most preferred health care providers
in central and northeast Michigan, and we’re excited to help bring its
wound care program to the next level,” said Mike Comer, CEO of Wound
Care Advantage. “Our goal is to maximize operational efficiencies while
continuing to honor our mutual commitment to quality care and patient
satisfaction.”

About the Covenant Wound Healing Center

The Covenant HealthCare Wound Healing Center is dedicated to treating
chronic, non-healing wounds. Its staff includes a team of experienced
physicians, nurses, clinicians and technicians whose combined knowledge
creates a multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to wound
management.

About Wound Care Advantage

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Sierra Madre, California, Wound
Care Advantage is a leading provider and manager of outpatient wound
care and hyperbaric treatment centers. WCA forms collaborative
partnerships with hospitals and medical centers across the country to
help them build and manage patient-centered wound care treatment
programs.

* https://www.podiatrytoday.com/closer-look-mortality-after-lower-extremity-amputation

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