CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio, April 8, 2013 - At their annual meeting on March 5, the Lake Health Foundation Board of Trustees announced that Patricia A. Kuhar has been elected Chair. The other officers elected were Vice Chair Mark Fosnaught, Treasurer Christopher Cook and Secretary Beth Cassella.
They also welcomed new Board member Jean Ruple.
Surgical Suite Features Most Advanced Technology To Improve Patient Safety, Enhance Outcomes
CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio, March 18, 2013 - Lake Health recently unveiled a new $2.3 million, state-of-the-art "hybrid" operating room, creating the most technologically advanced and safest operating environment for patients. The high-tech surgical suite, located at West Medical Center in Willoughby, enables Lake Health’s vascular specialists to perform minimally invasive and hybrid procedures-in which both open surgical and small catheters can be employed-using the most sophisticated technology available.
Fewer than 100 hospital systems in the U.S. have a hybrid operating room (OR). Measuring nearly 1,400 square feet, the hybrid OR is 40 to 50 percent larger than a traditional operating room and merges the diagnostic technology of a catheterization lab with the amenities of a sterile operating room. In addition to conventional OR equipment, it also features a robotic-assisted C-arm that can revolve around the patient providing 3-D visualization of larger sections of the body so surgeons can detect narrowed or blocked arteries faster and more thoroughly.