Monterey County Gives Donation Campaign:
Monterey County has become a famous scuba diving destination, offering some of the most beautiful and pristine diving in the country. While every effort is made to prevent diving associated injuries, these accidents do occur and can sometimes be serious. The all-volunteer run, Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber has served a critical role in the treatment of decompression illness (DCI) related to both diving and flying, and carbon monoxide poisoning cases, since it was established over 50-years ago, saving over 550 lives. As the only emergency treatment facility of its kind for divers and pilots between southern California and Seattle, its continued operation is vital to our local community, Monterey County, and the state.
This year, the Monterey County Gives campaign has included the Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber in its annual fundraiser. As 2017 comes to a close, we encourage you to consider the Chamber during your “end of year” giving.
Our fundraising campaign is in honor and memory of Dr. Takashi Hattori. Tak devoted over 40 years of service to the Chamber, all on a voluntary basis, earning him the nickname “Dive Doc.” A longtime resident of the Monterey Peninsula, Dr. Hattori’s leadership and can-do attitude were responsible for bringing online the Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber that is still in use today.
The Monterey County Gives project starts on November 9th and ends on December 31st. Donations will be eligible for matching funds from Monterey County Gives. To learn more about this campaign, and to make a donation beginning November 9th, please click on button below.
or Dive Related Concern?
Call 9-1-1 or Divers Alert Network International Emergency Hotline (919-684-9111) and be evaluated at the nearest emergency medical facility as soon as possible. You must be referred by a physician to be treated. The Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber (PGHC) does not take walk-ins.
The only multi-place emergency chamber for divers and carbon monoxide victims between Southern California and Seattle, Washington.
The Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber is run solely by on call volunteers during emergencies. Our volunteer staff includes medical doctors (MDs), registered nurses (RNs), respiratory therapists (RRTs), dive medical technicians (DMTs), emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and other trained personnel. Our MDs are trained to national standards set by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Our crew is trained to the national standards of National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT). Patients needing treatment for diving emergencies must be referred to the facility by a physician, so it is important to alert 9-1-1 or Divers Alert Network (DAN) when dealing with diving and carbon monoxide victims.
We undertake the most challenging cases
Monterey Bay has become a premier diving destination, offering some of the most beautiful and pristine diving areas in the country. The Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber, on the Monterey Peninsula, has provided medical treatment to injured divers and carbon monoxide victims since 1966. The facility needs continued fiscal support to offer these important medical treatments. Please consider a donation to ensure this much needed, lifesaving resource remains open for the community.
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for the Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber for 44 years.
Dr. Takashi 'Tak' Hattori Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Hattori was one of the driving forces behind the acquisition and installation of the hyperbaric chamber. During his tenure as Medical Director he volunteered thousands of hours, ensuring that the all-volunteer staff had the most current training in hyperbaric medicine and that the absolute best medical care was offered to those suffering from diving related injuries and carbon monoxide poisoning.