MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Northern Westchester Hospital announced the opening Thursday of six new Operating Rooms, a 14-bay Pre- and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), and a modernized Central Sterile Processing and Supply Facility.
The new Surgical Suite, which opened last week, is part of a two-phase, comprehensive Surgical Services Modernization plan.
The completion of Phase I was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in late March, and was attended by State Sen. Terrence Murphy, Mount Kisco Mayor Michael Cindrich and State Assemblyman David Buchwald.
The new operating rooms were designed to accommodate leading-edge medical technology and attract and retain highly-skilled surgeons, nurses and support staff so that patients will continue receiving the highest quality and safest care possible.
Each room is approximately 655 square feet and includes advanced features and the latest in infection, sound and temperature control. With a focus on patient-centered care, the new Surgical Suite features 14 pre- and post-operative single-patient bays, designed to provide more space and greater privacy for patients and family members.
A warm color palette and wood tones throughout create a soothing and comforting environment.
The construction of the new operating rooms, surgical support space and PACU occurred in the existing, and unoccupied, shell space above the Hospitals’ Emergency Department. Phase II of the Modernization plan, to begin immediately, involves modernizing five of the Hospital’s existing operating rooms (in addition to the six built in Phase I) and decommissioning the remaining original ORs.
“Northern Westchester Hospital attracts the best surgeons because of our commitment to clinical quality and advanced technology,” said Joel Seligman, President and CEO of Northern Westchester Hospital. “To better align with our surgical expertise and technological innovations, the six new operating rooms are an average of 655 square feet accommodating the equipment and staff required for today’s high-tech, minimally invasive surgery.
"And, we have transformed our post-operative patient rooms from double to single rooms, to provide more space and to welcome family members to the patient’s bedside. Every member of our community should know that the very best surgical care is available right here in our backyard.
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