New facilities designed for the needs of the next 50 years
Approaching a half-century of use, Stormont-Vails existing operating rooms were hard pressed to keep up with new medical technology and services. The rooms offered neither the space nor the electrical and technical connections needed to install breakthrough equipment soon to be available. Remodeling was not an option because the necessary changes were too great. Plus, the current space would be needed for ongoing surgeries until the new facilities would be ready.
The hospital’s forward-thinking leaders and staff began planning for a new surgery addition.
From groundbreaking to completion in just over two years
Ground was broken May 1, 2001, for the $35.7 million project to be completed almost exclusively by local contractors. The two-story addition includes 132,000 square feet of new construction and 24,000 square feet of renovated space. The building features covered parking, 18 operating rooms, two minor-procedure rooms, 27 private rooms in admission/discharge and a 19-bed surgical recovery area. The second floor offers staff education areas, employee and physician lounges, locker rooms and support systems.
The most up-to-date equipment and facilities for surgeons to use
The facility is designed for the convenience, comfort and efficiencies of surgeons and staff as well. The suites are larger and lighter to offer a more pleasant operating climate and to make room for the latest technology. The facility accommodates inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures.
There are overnight quarters for staff who are required to stay on-site while on call.
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The 18 operating rooms range in size from 550 to 800 square feet each. They are housed within a centralized "sterile corridor" 1/8 mile in circumference. The Surgical Suites addition is entirely self-contained, but complete hospital services are immediately available if necessary.
Each operating room features high air exchange for optimum sterility. Rooms are prepared for OR-1 integrated touch-screen and voice-activated operating room systems including digital X-ray system.
The Surgical Suites feature 27 private rooms in the admission/discharge area and a 19-bed recovery area.
A circular drive-up offers convenient front-door acccess and covered parking.
Comprehensive surgical services, streamlined from admissons to pre-op, through surgery and recovery to discharge, are conveniently housed in one location.
The 5,000-square-foot family waiting space offers food service, private communications areas with phones and Internet access, a children's area and comfortable seating.