BOONE, Iowa—Two hyperbaric oxygen chambers, weighing nearly a ton, were delivered to the Boone County Hospital Tuesday morning. Each chamber measures 9′ by 4′ by 5′ and are located in the new state-of-the-art wound healing center. The center’s name has been changed from the Wound Clinic to the Wound and Hyperbaric Center. Besides the name change, the clinic is also been moved to the third floor of the Boone County Hospital. The new area is expected to open in August.
The expansion and included hyperbaric wound care is considered an opportunity to raise revenues. Joe Smith, BCH Chief Executive Officer has said on KWBG previously that they feel there is an opportunity to offer a unique service that isn’t readily available in central Iowa. The Wound and Hyperbaric Center will continue offer many different types of wound care, but now will have the option to use the oxygen therapy treatments offered with the hyperbaric chambers.