Pace hired as Director of Wound Healing Center at WRHS


Batesville, Ark.—Sueann Pace has been hired as Director of the Wound Healing Center at White River Health System (WRHS), announced Gary Bebow, CEO/Administrator.

As Director, Pace will be responsible for daily management of clinical operations and staffing, physician relations, referral development, billing management, compliance, strategic planning, wound database tracking, and budget.

She has over 24 years of experience in healthcare including eight years of experience exclusively as a director of wound healing. While she was the Director of another hospital based wound healing program, the center’s healing rate exceeded industry standards and, in 2006, was named Center of the Year under her leadership.

“We are excited to welcome Sueann to the WRHS team,” said Bebow. “She has many years of experience in healthcare and we are confident that she will bring a lot to our Wound Healing program.”

Pace obtained a Bachelor of Science from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and is certified in Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine by the National Healing Institute of Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Ohio State University. She has served on the Board of the Greater Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, and is a graduate of its leadership program.

“Working with patients is my passion,” said Sueann. “There was a time when I worked outside of the healthcare profession, but I missed patient care so tremendously that it didn’t take long for me to realize that being with patients is where I needed to be.”

Pace grew up in Melbourne and graduated from Melbourne High School. She will be returning to Batesville permanently in December.

“With my children grown, this is the prime opportunity to return home, and the timing happened to be perfect,” said Pace. “I love it here, and WRHS is by far the best healthcare institution I have worked for—no comparison. They’re so personable and patient/family oriented, and that makes all the difference.”

She and her husband, Martin, have two sons, Daniel and Cole.

The WRMC Wound Healing Center opened in 2004 to meet the needs of the community by specializing in the treatment of non-healing wounds caused by illness or injury.  Patients with a wound or ulcer that hasn’t responded to conventional treatments after three to four weeks or with a complex wound may benefit from care at the Wound Healing Center. The experienced staff offers a progressive approach to wound healing with treatment plans tailored to the specific needs of each patient, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. 

Physician referral is not necessary for wound healing treatment at the WRMC Wound Healing Center. For more information, call (870) 262-3210 or toll free 866-576-4367.  Learn More about Wound Healing.