PMMC surgical suite remodeling scheduled

June 05, 2013
Providence Medford Medical Center will begin remodeling two surgical suites starting June 8. The project includes extensive upgrades to operating rooms five and six. Work on room five is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 23 and will include installation of a new Cysto table for urology procedures. This specialized operating suite table provides surgical staff with increased visibility of internal organs, which means that patients can have urology procedures with less pain, smaller incisions, less bleeding and a shorter recovery time.

Following completion of room five, construction will then move to general surgery room six where the room's layout, table placement and flooring will be upgraded. Room six will reopen on Oct. 14. All work will be completed during the night shift to ensure patient safety and undisrupted surgery schedules.

"We worked with our medical staff and surgical teams to fully understand their needs, and then created the plan to facilitate those improvements," states Brian Herwig, chief operations officer for PMMC. "The upgrades will facilitate increased efficiencies in the rooms, provide an enhanced surgery experience for our medical staff, and offer more effective surgery scheduling."

Construction work will begin after 8 p.m. Providence has plans and protocols in place to ensure procedures are not affected during late evening cath lab cases. In addition, the isolation room in PACU will be converted to a temporary female staff changing room or the SPD locker room may be used.

Thank you for your cooperation as we improve our surgical space.