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Welcome to the SCV Better Health e-news update aimed at informing our community about the hospital's expansion progress and achievements as we grow to serve you better.
 
Check out the SCVBetterHealth.com website for additional information on the development of hospital services critical to your family's good health.  
New Operating Room and Expanded Surgical Department
 
Like so many other things at Henry Mayo these days, the hospital's Surgical Department - often referred to as the "OR" - is undergoing a state-of-the-art transformation!
 
The remodel and expansion, which is anticipated to be completed in early spring of 2011, began in October 2009.  It is just one more piece of Henry Mayo's expansionOR efforts designed to meet the community's growing healthcare needs and transform Henry Mayo into a world-class modern medical center.
 
The new operating room will be much larger than the current surgical suites and will accommodate increased surgery cases and complexities, allow for easier access and maneuverability, and will include advanced technological and mechanical upgrades such as high-definition video monitors, digital monitoring and immediate access to electronic medical records.
 
In addition to the new and much larger OR, the expansion includes the build-out of two more recovery stations, and the comprehensive renovation of the current Gastrointestinal (GI) Lab--all aimed at providing Henry Mayo patients with first-rate surgical care.
 
"This new OR will rival operating rooms at large university medical centers and will allow Henry Mayo to provide an even higher level surgical care and comfort to our patients," said Bea Edmondson, RN, CNOR, MSN/ED, director of surgical and cardiac catheterization laboratory services. 
 
Once construction is complete, Henry Mayo will have a total of nine operating rooms -five inpatient ORs in the main hospital and four outpatient ORs in the Outpatient Surgery Center.  
Thank you for your time and feel free to forward this to a friend to join our mailing list for regular updates on the progress of your community hospital's expansion.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call me at (661) 200-2222.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Andie Bogdan
Director of Planning, Marketing & Public Relations