1978, Robert M. Lombard, M.D. brought hyperbaric medicine to the Susquehanna River Valley in Pennsylvania. He began with a single monoplace chamber in the
Columbia Hospital, in Lancaster County. Six months later, he
opened his own clinic, the Hyperbaric Oxygenation
Medical Center. This
private clinic had three monoplace chambers available to outpatients, and an additional chamber remained in the hospital.
Soon realizing the great need for this type of medical application, he expanded the center in 1984, eventually adding a fourth
monoplace chamber, and making it the largest free-standing hyperbaric facility in the northeast. Today, the
remains one of the largest free-standing hyperbaric facilities on the east coast, employing medical professionals who collectively
have over 60 years of experience in hyperbaric medicine!
Lombard retired in 2000, his family renamed the center to honor the man who brought to the community a commitment to
excellence, and progressive and affordable medical technology: a commitment his family carries on today .