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Section A: General News


Connally Memorial invests in two hyperbaric chambers


Connally Memorial invests in two hyperbaric chambers
Hyperbaric chamber operator Rick Cantu, LVN, visits with patient Tillie Titzman in the wound care center of the Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville.


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FLORESVILLE -- The Wilson Memorial Hospital District board, during its March 6 board meeting, voted to amend the Connally Memorial Medical Center’s capital budget to include the purchase of two 36-inch hyperbaric oxygen chambers and other equipment needed to bring hyperbaric and wound care services in-house for the center.

“Our investment in the wound care center is an investment in our community,” said Connally Memorial CEO Jerome Brooks. “Our goal remains that Connally Memorial is the first choice for health care for the citizens of Wilson County and we believe this puts us one step closer to that.”

The new hyperbaric chambers are significantly larger and therefore provide a more comfortable environment for our patients. The chambers have state-of-the-art safety features; operator Rick Cantu, LVN, is always next to the patient during treatments.

“Connally management really showed their commitment to quality patient care by acquiring the best hyperbaric patient treatment chamber available,” Cantu said. “No other hospital in the country can claim they have a more modern or capable chamber than the units at Connally Memorial Medical Center.”

The first patient to receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the new chambers was Tillie Titzman.

“They have always treated me very well here,” Titzman said. “They call me their ‘Star Patient.’”

She was referring to the staff of the hyperbaric and wound care center, who have been there for several years and recently became employees of the Connally Memorial Medical Center.

For more information, visit www.connallymmc.org or call Katie Etringer at 830-393-1311.
 

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