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Wound Healing Center

The Wound Healing Center treats chronic and non-responsive wounds in partnership with National Healing Corporation, a Boca Raton-based company that operates over 90 thriving wound-healing centers around the country.

The Wound Healing Center provides hospital-based outpatient wound care services, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The center has a healing rate of 91 percent in 16 weeks or less, higher than the national average.

The Center is staffed with a unique team of doctors, nurses and therapists all dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The multidisciplinary professional staff receives extensive training in wound healing and works together with nine staff physicians to heal wounds in the most effective manner.

The nine physicians at the IRMC Wound Healing Center have each received advanced training in wound healing and hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. They provide care during rotating four-hour clinic blocks.

The physicians, specialists in vascular, general surgery, infectious disease, podiatry, pulmonology and infectious diseases, consult to determine the best care for each situation.

W. Clark Beckett Jr., M.D., a board certified vascular surgeon, is medical director of Indian River Medical Center's Wound Healing Center.

Other physicians are:

  • Charles Callahan, M.D., infectious diseases
  • Edward Murphy, M.D., general surgeon
  • Amberly Paradoa, DPM, podiatric surgeon
  • John S. Suen, M.D., pulmonary disease specialist
  • Laurie Welton, D.O., infectious disease specialist

The Wound Healing Center treats chronic wounds that result due to complications from diabetes, circulatory problems, pressure, or other conditions. The Center brings together talented physicians and nurses who work together as a group, focusing on the needs of each individual patient.

The causes of open sores are complex and our group represents expertise in all major areas necessary to handle the varied circumstances and challenges. IRMC's Wound Healing Center reports impressive results with 91 percent of those treated for chronic wounds healed in less than 16 weeks.


The Wound Healing Center at IRMC earned the Gold Seal of Approval for healthcare quality by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The Joint Commission has also awarded Disease-Specific Care Certification for wound care to National Healing Corporation, which manages the program at IRMC.

To earn Joint Commission certification, a disease management program undergoes an extensive on-site evaluation review by a team of Joint Commission reviewers once every two years. The program is evaluated through assessment of processes, the ability to evaluate and improve care within its own organization and interviews with patients and staff.

The Wound Healing Center is located in the Ambulatory Services Center building, just past the front entrance of the hospital, on the left (east) side of 'Dr. Hugh McCrystal' Drive. Ample parking is available.

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For more information, please call 772.563.4625.

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