PAD Awareness Month

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During Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month, we are reminded of the 6.7 million people living with a chronic wound in our country and the estimated 12 million people currently suffering from PAD. PAD contributes to 10 to 30 percent of all lower extremity ulcers.

We can help. As our name implies, the Advanced Wound Center atCapital Medical Center provides advanced wound care to treat your wounds as effectively as possible.

Please contact us at 360-570-3032 for more information.

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This past September, Capital Medical Center team members took part in the White Sock Challenge!

For three weeks beginning Monday, August 27, two dozen individual socks were hidden throughout all of CMC hospital and clinics. Those who found one won a prize!

All of the lucky sock-finders were invited to keep the sock and wear it on September 14 for White Sock Day.

On that day, all wore one white sock (those who found a hidden sock and those who bring their own white sock) to demonstrate awareness of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).

A single white sock symbolizes the many patients with late stage PAD who risk amputation due to delayed treatment. It also reminds people to take off their shoes and socks and check their feet for signs of PAD.

Department photos were taken of everyone wearing their one white sock on September 14.

Visit our Facebook page for the photos!