Community Open House Planned for Newly Expanded Surgical Facility
Construction continues for Jefferson Regional Medical Center’s newly expanded surgical facility at the campus in Jefferson Hills. The community is invited to tour the facility and meet some of the medical staff at an Open House scheduled Saturday, March 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. Free parking will be provided in the Bibro Pavilion lot.
The $17.5 million two-year project now in the final stages of completion will bring expanded and modernized surgical facilities to Jefferson Regional Medical Center. The operating rooms expansion features a two-story addition that will bring the total number of operating and procedural rooms to 20.
More than 10,000 surgeries are performed annually at Jefferson Regional Medical Center – from basic surgical procedures done on an outpatient basis to the most complex advanced cardiac cases and other surgeries that require an inpatient stay. Patients trust their important medical decisions to the highly skilled and compassionate group of surgeons at Jefferson Regional.
New Services Include Bariatric Surgery, Women’s Surgeries
Richard Collins Jr., MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer at Jefferson Regional, said the operating rooms expansion will enhance the capabilities of surgeons that will be able to work more efficiently using the most modern navigational equipment and patient-specific instruments. The expanded operating rooms also will enhance new surgical services being provided at Jefferson Regional, including bariatric surgery through Hope Bariatrics, and dedicated women’s surgeries by the gynecologists with Dr. Anthony Gentile and Associates.
As surgical services at Jefferson Regional continue to grow, Michael Evans, vice president of surgical program development, said the new OR suite “will greatly enhance our ability to perform the latest techniques, especially in the areas of laparoscopic, vascular and cardiothoracic surgery.”
Charles W. Cline, MD, of Jefferson Hills Surgical Specialists and a general surgeon at Jefferson Regional, added, “During the last 20 years-plus, we at Jefferson Regional have been growing and expanding our surgical skills to meet and exceed the expectations of the patients we serve as well as our supportive medical staff. Minimally invasive surgical solutions have been totally integrated into all aspects of the surgical care provided by the general surgeons. From gallbladder surgery to hernia surgery to cancer surgery and beyond, advancing these laparoscopic surgical skills has necessitated constant change in our operating rooms. The construction and growth of these new surgical suites will allow us to continue our quest to provide the latest and greatest surgical care possible for the patients in our area.”