The second phase of University's renovation and expansion project moved back into the hospital proper with the completion of the Surgery Care Center in June 2008.
The center was designed to provide surgery patients and their families a convenient, easily accessible facility that offers convenient access by a bridge to the second floor of the main parking deck. It features 18 private pre-op rooms and two holding bays for surgical patients. The new rooms provide additional privacy and confidentiality for patient care.
Surgery Waiting Room
Family members can remain close in the nearby Surgery Waiting Room and may visit until the patient goes to surgery. The new waiting area overlooks the first floor atrium and features two consultation rooms where surgeons and family members may speak privately. The waiting area is staffed by University volunteers and offers many conveniences, including access to wireless internet service and lockers for family and patient valuables.
Operating Room Suites
The center also is connected to the hospital's five spacious new surgical suites, designed to better accommodate surgical robotics and other emerging technologies. The suites feature high definition viewing monitors, ceiling-mounted equipment booms, access to digital radiology and the ability to control the surgical field from a single touch panel.