Hybrid operating room expected to improve patient care dramatically
A revolutionary new approach to operating rooms, the ‘hybrid’ room is the first of its kind and allows patients to have several procedures in one place, at one time, eliminating hospital costs and the need for patients to schedule several procedures over a span of time. The room was used for the first time for a coronary revascularization procedure.
Woman survives surgery for extremely rare birth condition after labor
During the birth of her second child, a Colorado woman went into emergency surgery for a condition that only 1 in 5 women survive. The complication is caused when amniotic fluid is released into the blood stream.
Princeton Community Hospital takes a step forward in germ-killing technology
The Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton, WV recently began using Tru-D SmartUVC™ decontaminant in their hospital rooms in order to provide optimum patient care and safety. The Tru-D product is the only portable UV disinfectant system, and the hospital faculty is confident that this product will be a significant improvement from past disinfection technology, since the product eliminates any chances of human error regarding UV emissions.
11 year old boy undergoes 47th surgery to reconstruct jaw after cancer removal
After his first surgery in 2002 to remove aggressive cancer, an 11 year old boy has experienced a total of 47 jaw surgeries to reconstruct his mouth so that he could talk and eat properly. The most recent surgery, after several setbacks pertaining to bone donations, proved successful.
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