Diabetic patients now have an 18,000-pound treatment center and wound care center that specializes in healing wounds such as diabetic ulcers.
The College Station Medical Center opened the doors to their new multi-person hyperbaric chamber that can treat patients with wounds that are difficult to heal.
"The majority of our patients are going to have diabetic ulcers. They have trouble healing," Dr. Wade Farrow, director for the clinic. "Also radiation, people who have radiation damaged tissue."
The chamber has already treated 30 patients, and it's expected to attract many more to the Brazos Valley.
"We are becoming a large referral magnet in the Brazos County for healthcare, and we're continuing to grow in excellence and the regional area of expertise," Farrow said.
In a grand opening ceremony, the wound center was dedicated Wednesday afternoon to Dr. William Fife, a former Texas A&M professor and pioneer in hyperbaric medicine.
Fife also played an instrumental role in bringing multi-place chamber to the area. His family was in attendance at the event on his behalf.