The Parrish Wound Healing Center Celebrates 5 Years of Providing Exemplary Wound Care for the Community
The Parrish Wound Healing Center has been providing experienced wound care to North Brevard for half a decade. This state-of-the-art center brought the first hospital-based program with hyperbaric therapy to Brevard five years ago and continues to provide this effective treatment to patients today.The center is affiliated with the National Healing Corp., a leading disease management company that operates hospital-based outpatient wound care programs throughout the United States, and features two hyperbaric therapy units and five exam rooms.
When Time Doesn’t Heal
The center specializes in healing chronic wounds—those that fail to heal within one month. These wounds prevent the skin from performing its normal function of keeping out infection and holding nutrients in the body. Left untreated, these wounds can lead to serious infections of bone and sometimes blood, ultimately causing a loss of independence, reduced quality of life, amputation and even death. In some cases, healing is complicated by one or more chronic illnesses such as diabetes, atherosclerosis or obesity.
One type of therapy that may be used to treat chronic wounds is hyperbaric oxygen treatment(HBO). HBO increases the amount of oxygen in the patient’s blood, allowing oxygen to pass more easily through the plasma into the wounds to heal them. The Parrish Wound Healing Center has proved itself one of the best by earning The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for healthcare quality in 2007. The Joint Commission did an extensive on-site evaluation and assessed the program’s processes, its ability to evaluate and improve care within Parrish Medical Center,and interviewed patients and employees.
Care You Can Count On
In the past five years, the center has had about14,000 wound care visits and performed 12,60030-minute sessions of HBO therapy. Overall, the center has a greater than 90 percent heal rate (the target rate is 80 percent). In the end, experience counts in wound healing. If you or a loved one is faced with a wound that won’t heal, look to the experts at the Parrish Wound Healing Center,brought to you by Parrish Medical Center, one of America’s finest healing environments.
Parrish Wound Healing Center Fast Facts
Wound Center Medical Panel
- Aluino Ochoa, M.D., medical director, certified in wound care
- Carlos Carrillo, M.D., general/vascular surgeon
- Nabil Itani, D.O., internal medicine
- Christopher Manion, M.D., family practice
- Ravi Rao, M.D., interventional cardiology
- Wendy Worsley, M.D., family practice
- Two wound center nurses are certified in wound care.
- The hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) tech has five years of experience inHBO, holds an additional certificate in hyperbaric safety and is theregional safety director for the National Healing Corp.
Need Help Healing?
Contact the Parrish Wound Healing Center at 321-268-6795 or click here for more information.