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A record month for hospital’s OR

POSTED: May 31, 2012 7:45 p.m.

Effingham Health System announced that Surgical Services (OR) had a record-breaking month in April.

The hospital campus underwent an expansion and modernization project last year, and the new facility officially opened its doors in February. The two new state-of-the-art operating suites were well utilized by EHS’ visiting surgeons, and the staff is hoping for another record-breaker in May. The surgery department provides the growing complement of specialists with plenty of space to perform a wide variety of surgeries and procedures, all close to home.

In addition to the new operating suites, the facility has seven larger, private surgery preparation bays which offer comfortable spaces to patients and family members. Three well-appointed recovery suites provide privacy to help patients make the transition to discharge, or an overnight stay, as needed.

"We are so proud of our OR staff for the smooth transition to the new space," said Patricia Parrish, OR manager. "These new operating suites are a dream come true for those of us who were making do with the old OR. You can see that the differences are really appreciated by the physicians familiar with our former arrangements, and new physicians are impressed when they get a chance to tour. We are attracting new physicians every day and expanding the services we can provide right here close to home. We’re especially excited about our new orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Mark Mudano, and we hope people will remember we’re here when they have need for joint replacement or repair."

The new surgery department and the additional surgeons traveling to Effingham County to provide care are just a couple of the many ways Effingham Health System is advancing medicine in the community.

"We congratulate the surgical staff as well as our valued physicians for this record-breaking month," said Norma Jean Morgan, CEO of Effingham Health System. "It’s our doctors, nurses and supporting staff that make EHS a great place to access healthcare services, and we always want to be your first choice."

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