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Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center Opens Two Hybrid ORs

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

MilwaukeeAurora St. Luke’s Medical Center recently opened two new Hybrid Operating Rooms (OR), the most technologically-advanced operating rooms in Wisconsin.

Hybrid ORs are surgical suites that incorporate the latest medical equipment and imaging devices that allow a team of physicians to perform highly complex, minimally invasive surgeries that are safer for patients.

The new Hybrid ORs at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center will be used for cardiac procedures and will provide all the benefits unique to Hybrid ORs, including reduced morbidity due to less exposure to bacteria since the patient doesn’t travel out of the room (many complex procedures previously necessitated that the patient move from the surgical suite to an imaging suite), reduced hospital length of stay, more integrated procedures with a wider variety of physicians and reduced recovery time.

Hybrid ORs can also give patients options for treatment who did not previously qualify for surgery, such as high-risk patients or patients in need of very complex procedures. The cardiac team at Aurora St. Luke’s does more complex, high-risk heart procedures than any other hospital in Wisconsin.

Aurora St. Luke’s Hybrid ORs have the most advanced, cutting-edge imaging technology available today, including the GE 730 Discovery Imager, the first to be installed in a Hybrid OR in the Upper Midwest.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin’s most comprehensive health care provider and the state’s largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing Caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

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Kristin Rabas
(414) 299-1696

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