The construction of AnMed Health's new hybrid OR will change the face of the main building as well as the capabilities of its operating rooms.
The addition will add a three story structure to the corner of the Medical Center closest to the visitor lobby. The 11,475-square-foot project includes a new, larger canopy at the Admitting entrance and two floors above it to accommodate future growth and new surgical space on the third floor.
The third floor will include a large state-of-the-art hybrid operating room that puts the latest in extremely detailed imaging technology in the same room where surgeries are performed, including minimally invasive and robotic surgeries using the latest da Vinci XI surgical robot. Cardiovascular Operating Room clinical coordinator and chief perfusionist Nick Davis says the imaging equipment changes what surgeons see. The hybrid OR changes when they see it.
"The old way was to look at the images and then go to the OR and do surgery," he said. "With a hybrid operating room, surgeons see extremely detailed images as they work. Better imaging means more precision, less radiation. It means a safer and less invasive procedure for our patients and a quicker recovery."
The hybrid operating room with advanced imaging is becoming standard for hospitals, Davis said, because patients want more precision and less invasive procedures. The hybrid OR means greater efficiency for staff and patients, says David Abramovitz, director of Perioperative Services for AnMed Health.
"This puts us on the cutting edge of new technology and it means we can do more procedures while keeping the patient in one place," he said.
Abramovitz said the new equipment also increases the number of procedures available at AnMed Health.
The second floor of the new structure will be shell space for future growth. The entrance to Admitting is closed during construction. Patients can access Admitting via the main visitor lobby. Signs show the way and guest ambassadors at the front desk will be available to assist.
Modifications to the entrance drive began at the end of May 2015. This work was followed by demolition activities on the outside, including removal of a canopy over the current Admitting entrance.
The new hybrid operating room will be operational immediately after construction ends. Construction is expected to be complete in Summer 2016.
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