HCA Healthcare/HealthONE’s Swedish Medical Center Hosts Double Open House

Surgery takes center stage with expansion of the hospital’s pre-procedure unit and new robotic-assisted surgical suites.

HCA Healthcare/HealthONE’s Swedish Medical Center Hosts Double Open House
Englewood, CO, February 14, 2019 --(PR.com)-- HCA Healthcare/HealthONE’s Swedish Medical Center invites the community to see its newly expanded pre-procedure unit and renovated Surgical Robotics Institute at a special double open house. The event will take place Friday, February 15 from 4-6pm.

Two ribbon cutting ceremonies are planned, beginning with the renovated pre-procedure unit, formerly pre-admission testing clinic, which helps prepare patients for surgeries. The unit now includes an additional six exam rooms, a welcoming waiting area, and new work space for staff.

Construction on the pre-procedure unit began in the fall of 2018 and adds much needed space for incoming patients. “The pre-procedure unit welcomes patients to come in days before their surgery and meet with our staff to complete any needed tests or screenings,” said Shanna Owen, director of the post anesthesia care unit at Swedish Medical Center. “Our goal with this expansion is to provide the best experience for every patient by streamlining the entire pre-procedure process.”

After the initial ribbon cutting ceremony, visitors will be directed to the fifth floor of the hospital for a second ribbon cutting and tour of the Surgical Robotics Institute and its completely renovated and enlarged pre-operative and post-operative areas as well as new state of the art surgical robotic operating suites.

This surgical robotics renovation includes the addition of a new operating room and houses four daVinci Xi® Surgical Systems, the latest in robotic-assisted surgical technology for minimally invasive surgery. The Surgical Robotics Institute at Swedish is the most comprehensive robotic-assisted surgery program in the region.

“The expansion of our Surgical Robotics Institute operating suites will allow us to bring additional procedures to patients who benefit from the precision made possible through robotic-assisted surgery,” said Tyler Hood, vice president of operations at Swedish. “With dedicated robotic surgical teams and a designated inpatient nursing unit, our patients receive a level of care that’s unique in the metro area.”

The innovative procedures available through the Surgical Robotic Institute at Swedish Medical Center include general, gynecologic, urologic, thoracic, and cardiac surgeries including coronary artery bypass grafting.

The ribbon cutting ceremonies will occur Friday, February 15, from 4-6pm and will feature speakers from the Englewood Chamber and Swedish Medical Center administration.

Community members are invited to attend this unique event with opportunity to view a surgical robot demonstration performed by a Swedish Medical Center physician.

About Swedish

Swedish Medical Center, part of HCA’s HealthONE, is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 110 years. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, annually Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of approximately 2,000 dedicated employees, 300 volunteers and 1,400 physicians.

With stroke door to treatment times averaging just 20 minutes, Swedish serves as the Rocky Mountain Region’s referral center for the most advanced stroke treatment, and was the state’s first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Swedish also serves as the region’s neurotrauma and orthopedic trauma provider and is the south Denver metro area’s only level I trauma facility with a dedicated burn and reconstructive center. Over 150 facilities regularly transfer highly complex cases to Swedish.

Swedish Medical Center offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty including adult and pediatric emergency, heart care, neurology/neurosurgery, pregnancy and childbirth, orthopedics and joint replacement, cancer care, gastroenterology and liver care, gynecology and urology. Additional information about the hospital is available at www.SwedishHospital.com.
Swedish Medical Center
Kara Hamersky
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