State-of-the-art technology, emphasis on minimally invasive procedures highlighted in renovation of Edward's ORs. Read more.
(Naperville, IL - August 7, 2009) - The major makeover of Edward Hospital's Naperville campus continues with the modernization of surgical services. The renovation and upgrade of Edward's operating rooms and redesign of surgical support areas will enhance Edward's reputation as a leader in general surgery and minimally invasive techniques, such as gynecologic laparoscopic and orthopedic arthroscopic procedures. The work is taking place in phases so patients can continue to be treated.
Edward performed more than 14,500 inpatient and outpatient surgeries in 2007, according to the 2007 IDPH Survey, 7th most of all hospitals in the Chicago area (teaching and non-teaching) and 2nd among hospitals in DuPage and Will Counties. (2008 IDPH Survey statistics and rankings will be available in early 2010.)
"Surgeons here have the skill set to do what's typically done at the teaching hospitals in Chicago," says Greg Grant, MD, chair of the surgery department at Edward Hospital and general surgeon, DuPage Surgical Consultants. "For example, a patient doesn't have to travel 30 miles to have a laparoscopic colon procedure. She can have it done at a hospital right in her own back yard."
For patients, Edward's expertise in minimally invasive surgery means:
A procedure typically done without a hospital stay
Lower wound infection rates
Quicker return to work and/or daily activities
"It's about volumes and success," says Dr. Grant. "We do the most of many types of these minimally invasive procedures in the area and we send most patients home the same day so they can get back to their regular activities as soon as possible."
When complete in the spring of 2011, the 20,000 square foot surgical services area will include:
16 renovated/upgraded operating rooms (including six state-of-the-art ORs for minimally invasive surgical procedures and two relocated ORs for more efficient movement of patients)
Two renovated/upgraded minor procedure rooms
OR nursing stations with touch screen computer operation to control electronic equipment
State-of-the-art lighting that produces more light, less heat and requires bulbs that only need to be changed every ten years
The surgical services modernization is just one element of Edward's five-year, $100+
million investment on its Naperville campus. Among the projects that have been completed over the last two years:
Major upgrade of 16 Labor & Delivery rooms, including flat screen TVs, new lighting, wall coverings and window treatments and renovated bathrooms, each with a new vanity/sink, lighted mirror and new ceramic tile on walls and floor
Renovation of the intensive care unit (ICU)
Construction of a new cardiac cath lab (the fourth such lab at Edward)
Build out of the 6th and 8th floors of the three-floor Heart Hospital addition
Construction of a two-floor, 350-space expansion of the South Parking Deck
Construction of a 3,200 square foot addition to Edward Health & Fitness in Naperville
Renovation at Linden Oaks at Edward that expanded the geriatric unit, created a new detox unit for those with alcoholism and/or substance abuse and modernized the cafeteria
Planning continues for the renovation and upgrades of Edward's OB and neonatal
intensive care units. Among the other projects that are under construction or in the planning stages:
Construction of a new ultrasound suite
Renovation of the existing Women's Imaging Center
Renovation of three X-ray rooms to accommodate new X-ray equipment
Renovation of two CT scanner rooms in conjunction with replacement of two existing 16-slice CT scanners with new 64-slice CT scanners
Expansion of the pharmacy
The addition of facilities and expansion of services also continues on Edward's campus in Plainfield at 127th St. and Van Dyke Rd. On Monday, Sept. 14, residents will have access to Edward Plainfield ER, an upgrade of the current immediate care facility. Edward Plainfield Cancer Center begins seeing medical oncology patients on Sept. 1 while radiation therapy will open in December. And, Edward continues to review the regulatory and economic environment to determine the best time to submit another proposal to build Edward Plainfield Hospital.
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