Sunday, 27 September, 2009 12:47 PM
Mercy Oakland opens new, $60 million surgical pavilion
Operating Rooms with the Latest Technology and Enhanced Patient
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new operating suite at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.
Mich. — St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) unveiled
today its new, two-story Surgical Pavilion, on the east side
of the hospital. The hospital is located at 44405 Woodward Ave.,
north of Square Lake Road, in Pontiac.
The new pavilion marks the culmination of Phase I of a two-phase
project. The 50,000-square- foot expansion will eventually accommodate
12 technically advanced operating suites, which are being relocated
from an existing part of the main building, constructed in 1927.
Eight operating rooms are ready for the first surgeries to be
performed on Oct. 5.
“The opening of the new Surgical Pavilion allows us to
better serve our patients, be more competitive in the marketplace
and provide a further incentive in recruiting additional top
medical staff to our hospital,” said Jack Weiner, SJMO
president and CEO. “The design of the pavilion encompasses
wish lists from surgeons and staff, making it a more comfortable
work environment and leading to better outcomes for our patients.”
The pavilion houses surgical suites nearly double the size of
the current operating rooms. The suites will be fully integrated
with video capabilities, allowing for diagnostic imaging to
be displayed in the operating suites and transmitted to other
areas for teaching and consulting. Medical records, pharmacy,
telephone paging systems and more will be electronically linked
to the suites for immediate access by surgical teams.
The new facility includes safety features such as ceiling-mounted
surgical booms to eliminate the risk of tripping over cords
or accidentally unplugging equipment, along with improved ergonomic
conditions to provide an enhanced work environment for surgeons.
Environmentally friendly features include the use of LED “cool
lights” to provide energy efficient, brilliant white lighting
that produces less heat, and heating and cooling systems that
automatically regulate temperature when rooms are not in use.
Other environmentally friendly processes include less waste
and reduction in water and energy usage.
The new Surgical Pavilion is designed to provide a seamless
flow for patients, allowing for easier navigation and showing
location at all times via a patient tracking system. Additionally,
staff can monitor the progress of surgeries and begin readying
the next patient sooner to move into the operating room as quickly
SJMO is a recognized leader as a quality healthcare provider,
including a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Heart Hospital, a nationally
recognized Joint Care Center and the first hospital in Michigan
to achieve Primary Stroke Center certification. SJMO also offers
the latest version of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System,
the robotic surgical technology that enables complex surgery
to be performed using a minimally invasive approach.
About St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Mercy Oakland is a 443-bed comprehensive, community, teaching
hospital and a long-time leader in health care in Oakland County.
Founded in 1927 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
has won numerous local and national awards for patient safety,
quality and performance, and consistently ranks in the top 10
percent of hospitals nationwide. A member of the Saint Joseph
Mercy Health System, St Joseph Mercy Oakland is a technologically
leading hospital that combines advanced medicine and personal
care to assist patients on their path to wellness. With dedicated
physicians, nurses and hospital staff committed to providing
quality care throughout the patient stay, St Joseph Mercy Oakland
has truly personalized the
For more information about health services offered at St. Joseph
Mercy Oakland or Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit
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