The operating room is a 15-room suite located in the new surgical tower. The suite has the capacity to perform 50 to 65 cases on a daily basis. The operating room provides an aseptic environment, instrumentation and clinical support to perform operative procedures. The operating room suite is available for scheduled inpatient and outpatient major and minor surgical procedures, as well as emergency and urgent surgical procedures on a 24-hour seven day per week basis. Patient care is provided as necessary for infants, children, adolescents, adults and older adults.
The perioperative nursing team provides direct care to all surgical patients, with primary emphasis on the intraoperative period and responsibility for perioperative assessment and postoperative evaluation. The perioperative nursing team possesses substantial knowledge, judgment and skill based on the principles of biological, physiological, behavioral and social sciences. The nursing team use acquired knowledge and skills to make decisions about the patient's needs and assists and supports the patient to meet those needs.