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Ephraim McDowell Medical Center opens new surgical suite

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Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center (EMRMC) announces that it has opened a new surgical suite.  The addition of the new suite was part of a $3 million expansion plan that makes this the seventh surgical suite inside the hospital.

The new surgical suite will be used for general, bariatric and thoracic surgeries that require complex surgical care.  It is equipped with a da Vinci Surgical System as well as advanced lighting and equipment booms. 

The da Vinci system delivers 3D high-definition views, giving the surgeon a crystal clear view of the surgical area that is magnified 10 times to what the human eye sees.  The advanced lighting and video displays improve the surgical team’s visibility of surgical procedures while also providing for ease of image capture.

In addition, surgical booms in the new surgical suite are designed to centralize surgical support equipment and utilities.  This improves workflow in the surgical suite by providing better visualization of the sterile field and unrestricted access to the patient.

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“We are excited about adding the seventh surgical suite at the hospital,” said Donna Longmire, RN, BSN, MH, MBA, CNOR, CENP, surgical services director.  “The surgeons who will be providing surgical care in the new surgical suite are excited to be using it as well.  The new surgical suite provides the advanced technology and equipment to meet complex surgical needs.”

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