A chronic, non-healing wound is not a disease, but rather a result of one or more underlying conditions. Non-healing wounds require specialized wound care because of their underlying causes and their failure to proceed through an orderly and timely set of healing stages.
The experts at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital offer treatment for numerous chronic, non-healing wounds, including diabetic foot ulcer wounds. Non-healing wounds are particularly prevalent among the estimated 25.8 million Americans affected by diabetes. Of those diagnosed, approximately 15 to 25 percent are at risk for developing foot ulcers.
The Wound Healing Center provides outpatient wound care services, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The center treats chronic wounds due to complications from diabetes, circulatory problems, pressure, or other conditions. The program has a healing rate of 91% in 16 weeks or less, which is 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 Wound Healing Center at the Hospital 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 the Hospital.