After completing a renovation of the existing surgical suite, a three-story expansion containing a new hybrid operating room enabled the hospital to capture the local transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) market share at their Medical Center campus in Anderson, South Carolina.
Early Contractor Involvement Eased Coordination:
With no available site area for material laydown or construction staging, early contractor involvement was key to developing an implementation plan that minimized interruptions to ongoing hospital operations. Predesign services, early permitting for utility work, design review, and cost estimating services proved invaluable to coordination efforts.
Shortened Staff Travel Distances Reduced Procedure Durations:
A new sterile core with a flash sterilizer and blanket warmer minimizes the number of steps staff take when retrieving supplies and equipment. Strategically placed doors to allow staff to flow into a separate storage room without passing through the corridor.
Technological Advancements Facilitated Collaboration with Outside Medical Specialists:
A video conferencing unit provides a dedicated solution for real-time broadcasts to facilitate collaboration between multiple medical specialists located outside the hospital. The Stryker Digital Capture box allows surgeons to record and send images/videos to an iPad, USB, DVD and hospital storage for easy viewing and editing capabilities.