“The society looks at all of our processes and all that we do,” said Dr. Eugene Worth, medical director of the hospital’s hyperbaric medicine department. “This year we received the highest distinction and are one of three hospitals in the state to achieve this level.”
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment, administrated by a hyperbaric chamber, has been approved as the primary treatment for an array of diseases and conditions from carbon monoxide poisoning to decompression sickness and diabetic foot ulcers. The hyperbaric chamber can treat five patients at one time and a certified hyperbaric technologist operates the chamber.
Drs. Gene Worth and Joan Eggert, physicians in the department, have both been published in major academic journals, written material for textbooks, and served on a number of national committees. “The Dixie Regional unit has a strong reputation in the country,” said Dr. Worth. “We received this award not because of just one person. From the excellence of the nursing staff to the consideration of safety from the entire team, we are committed to provide great patient care.”