Photos by Swikar Patel | The Journal Gazette
ABOVE: Mike Zwierzynski, back, with Bohrens Moving and Storage Inc., and Scott McKinney, a Sechrist Industries hyperbaric service technician, deliver one of two hyperbaric chambers Thursday morning at Parkview Randallia Hospital. Each of the chambers costs about $100,000. Parkview is investing about $475,000 to expand its Center for Wound Healing. The outpatient center is for managing chronic wounds, including those caused by diabetes.
LEFT: McKinney removes packaging on the two hyperbaric chambers. Certain diseases, such as diabetes or anemia, do not allow blood cells to become supersaturated with oxygen at normal atmospheric pressure. Using a hyperbaric chamber, doctors can increase the amount of oxygen that cells carry off through the bloodstream.