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WHEREAS, it is estimated that 6.7 million people currently live with chronic wounds and that number is expected to grow at more than 2 percent annually for the next decade, and the rising incidence is fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy; and

WHEREAS, untreated chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb, and the chronic wound epidemic represents a cost of more than $50 billion to the healthcare system according to Healogics; and

WHEREAS, more than 30.3 million people have diabetes in the United States and almost two million of those people will develop a diabetic foot ulcer or other non-healing wound, and advanced wound care aims to prevent amputations and heal patients in a faster and more cost-effective way; and

WHEREAS, advanced wound care physicians and healthcare providers take great pride in caring for their patients, and seeing their patients succeed; and

WHEREAS, awareness and education about chronic wounds will benefit current and future chronic wound patients and this week is an opportunity to inform patients, their families, community physicians and the public about the importance of advanced wound care and its ability to save lives and limbs;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  the week of June 4 - 8, 2018 as

 Wound Care Awareness Week in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Scott Anderson