Manatee Memorial Hospital to get 2-ton Hyperbaric Chamber Friday

April 24, 2013 

Hospital to get hyperbaric chamber

MANATEE -- Manatee Memorial Hospital's Wound Care and Hyperbaric Treatment Center will get its third Hyperbaric Chamber on Friday.

The hyperbaric oxygen chamber, which weighs 1,992 pounds, will be lifted into the building by a large crane between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. The chamber, which is about 9-feet-by-4-feet-by five-feet, will be wheeled into the center at 3 p.m.

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Treatment Center, in suite 4E of the medical office building next door to the hospital, is the only hospital based, outpatient treatment center in Manatee County that provides comprehensive chronic wound treatment, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is one of the treatments to be offered at the center. Others include negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics.

Chronic wounds affect more than 8 million people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy.

Bradenton businesses on USF's Fast 56 list

BRADENTON -- The University of South Florida's alumni association recognized Williams Wealth Management Group of Bradenton on its list of fastest growing alumni-owned or led businesses.

Started by 2000 USF graduate Derek Williams, the business recently received one of the inaugural USF Fast 56 awards. The award recognizes the 56 fastest growing alumni-owned businesses from around the world.

Mark Richmond and Stephany Richmond, both alumni from the class of 1977 were also recognized for the growth of The Furniture Warehouse. The couple's retail furniture and home furnishings business now has five locations in Southwest Florida, including Cortez Road and in Ellenton. The retail headquarters is off of 16th Street East in Sarasota.

Companies on the USF Fast 56 list were recognized April 12 in the Marshall Center Ballroom on the USF Tampa campus. The Keynote Speaker for the event was Daytona International Speedway President and USF Bull Joie Chitwood III.

Jose's to deliver downtown from Cortez

BRADENTON -- To keep his customers happy Jose Baserva has decided to deliver lunch to downtown customers from his Cortez Road restaurant while his new downtown location is being renovated.

Baserva, owner of Jose's Real Cuban Food, opened a downtown takeout kitchen last week, but discovered the landlord had not obtained proper use permits for the restaurant.

While the kitchen is being renovated, Baserva has decided to offer delivery from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to downtown customers. He said he made the decision because he didn't want to disappoint his customers.

For downtown lunch delivery call 941-795-4898.

-- Herald staff reports

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