Wounds are often considered the silent epidemic for their severe but often overlooked impact on patients, providers and payers.
Nationally, there are over 8.2 million patients with wounds, which costs Medicare alone up to $96 billion annually. In hospitals, 15-40% of beds are occupied by a patient with a wound, which presents massive clinical, operational, and financial challenges for hospitals and health systems.
Angela Pettaway, MSA,BSN, WCC, RN
VP of Clinical Operations, Wound Care Advantage
Founder & CEO, SRG Associates
Former COO, Mayo Clinic
Alex Aningalan, MSN, RN, CWON, WCC
Lead Wound and Ostomy Nurse Specialist, NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester
Dr. Sandra K Wainwright, MD
Hyperbaric Service Line Director, Yale New Haven Health System
Chief Strategy Officer, Swift Medical