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Midwest Balance + Service clears the air

Midwest Balance & Service, an affiliated company of Wilhelm Construction, balances the flow of air and water in HVAC systems. While Midwest works in any commercial setting, the strictest requirements are for laboratories and hospitals as these facilities require as many as a dozen air changes an hour to ensure that air is free of harmful germs. Hospitals in Indianapolis, Columbus, Greenfield and Lafayette are among those that entrust their needs for clean air to Midwest Balance.

For example, at Henry County Hospital in New Castle, Midwest Balance set up the airflow in the remodeled surgery suite.

Bill Hatfield, maintenance systems supervisor at the hospital, says, “Midwest Balance is critical to the surgery suite. You’ve got to control the air, and you can’t do it without the proper balance. Midwest Balance was on top of everything.”

Henry County’s orthopedic surgery team – Drs. Damion Harris, Thomas Mathews and Lindsey Rolston – attracts patients around eastern Indiana. Their specialties include shoulder, hip, and knee repair and replacement. Dr. Rolston developed an alternative to knee replacement that is now used in other countries.

Dr. Harris says, “It is imperative that we as surgeons have a sterile environment in the OR to prevent infection. While we may not be aware of good airflow, we certainly would know if we didn’t have it.”

A Wilhelm affiliate since 2007, Midwest Balance is one of the largest companies of its kind in Indiana with expert technicians.

Originally featured in our Winter 2010 Newsletter

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