Sparrow dedicates new, expanded Surgical Center

Published: May 19, 2014

Sparrow today celebrated the dedication of our newly expanded Surgical Center, which adds 10 high-tech operating rooms and creates the largest, most advanced, surgical center in the region.

In all, Sparrow has 18 of the high-tech suites.

"Building this new first-class arena provides the latest state-of-the-art technology while centralizing the majority of our OR suites in one location. This enables us to improve workflow, utilize best practices, and ultimately improve Patient care and the overall Patient experience," states Barb McQuillan, Director, Sparrow Surgical Services. "Our center will continue to expand with the goal to provide the leading surgical services for our community."

At nearly 16,000 square feet, the newly expanded Surgical Center is more than double the size of the previous space. Design highlights include:

  • The new state-of-the-art OR suites incorporate space-saving equipment booms providing a central, standardized location for primary equipment and streamlining the OR for all service lines.
  • New high-definition touch screen monitors, the latest LED precision lighting, and flooring designed to provide support and reduce fatigue during surgical procedures combine to provide a safer work environment for our Caregivers, and enhanced Patient care.
  • The space also includes Sparrow's first frozen specimen lab, located centrally within the Surgical Department, allowing for real-time diagnosis and intervention while the Patient is still in surgery.
  • Additional renovations, occurring in phases, will include Pre- and Post- Surgical areas, Central Sterile Supply and the Post Anesthesia Care Unit.

The nearly $15 million project represents a significant investment in the community and part of more than $250 million in construction projects Sparrow has undertaken in the last three years as we continue to transform care, implement best practices, and deliver nationally recognized care.

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