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Mercy Dedicates State-Of-The-Art Robotic O.R.
Start Date
11/29/2012
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Mercy Medical Center, the first hospital in Siouxland to offer robotic surgery, has officially dedicated its new state-of-the-art operating room designed specifically to accommodate the growing demand for robotic procedures.

The new 625 square foot surgery suite is nearly four times the size of the previous surgical suite and Siouxland area physicians are ecstatic with the new room. Dr. Andrew Bourne of Siouxland Urology Associates says the new Mercy OR is unlike any other in this region. “This new space was designed specifically for the surgical robot,” said Dr. Bourne. “I commend Mercy for making this investment with patients and surgeons in mind.”

The robotic suite features a fully integrated monitoring system, touch screen physician-friendly technology, new equipment and anesthesia booms and an innovative lighting system that is the first of its kind in this area.

Mercy introduced robotic surgery to Siouxland in 2009 and since that time has seen a dramatic increase in the number of patients and physicians interested in robotic surgery. Bob Peebles, the President and CEO of Mercy Medical Center, says Mercy has more experience with robotic surgery than any hospital in the community and continues to make significant investments in that area. “Our sole intent is giving patients and our physician partners the safest environment possible and the opening of this new robotic operating room is a huge step in that direction,” said Peebles. “We encourage patients to ask their doctor about robotic surgery at Mercy.”

For more Information, contact:
Jim Wharton, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development (712) 279-2732
Dianne Krier, Mercy Marketing and Communications Coordinator (712) 279-5682
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