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News: Centegra Wound & Hyperbaric Center tech receives board certification

Dave Gorr, Centegra’s lead hyperbaric technician, earned the Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT) designation from the National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine Technology in June. Gorr, who is also a certified respiratory therapist, began working for Centegra’s Wound & Hyperbaric Center in August 2010 after receiving extensive training in hyperbaric medicine.”We extend our congratulations to Dave as he has worked very hard for this certification. Dave exemplifies Centegra’s commitment to high quality patient care,”  said Roger Lundquist, medical director of the Centegra Wound & Hyperbaric Center.

The National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology is a non-profit certifying organization designed to meet the clinical, technical and safety needs of the discipline of undersea and hyperbaric medicine. The mission of the organization is to ensure that appropriately qualified technologists and nurses through respective board certification pathways support the practice of diving medicine and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

A division of Centegra Hospital-Woodstock, the Centegra Wound & Hyperbaric Center is the only comprehensive wound care center in the county. It is located at 11650 South Route 47 in Huntley. The center offers state-of-the-art treatment including two hyperbaric chambers designed to use oxygen therapy through a pressurized, oxygen-rich environment that stimulates the growth of new vessels and improved circulation to ensure faster healing and shorter recovery, restoration of health and mobility and improved clinical outcomes. It offers the most advanced treatment available for serious, chronic wounds. The center’s evidence-based and nationally recognized approach helps speed recovery so patients can return to the activities they enjoy.

To learn more about Centegra Wound & Hyperbaric Center, or to meet the team of wound care specialists, visit Wound Care. Call (815) 334-5566 to receive additional information or to schedule an appointment.