Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - Monroe Medical Center Unveils the Area's First Hybrid OR
The $3 million investment can improve patient outcomes with a single workspace for minimally invasive and conventionalal open surgical procedures.
MONROE, La. –Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - Monroe Medical Center marked the completion of its new Hybrid Operating Room (OR) at a ribbon cutting today. An investment of approximately $3 million, the Hybrid OR provides a single surgical workspace that combines imaging equipment with a multifunctional surgical table.
The new Hybrid OR allows the medical team to treat patients needing multiple surgical specialties and diverse imaging in one space. The Hybrid OR makes it possible to increase the procedure mix for both minimally invasive and conventional open surgical procedures. In addition, it expands the function of a traditional cath lab to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease.
“Bringing this innovative technology to Northeast Louisiana as we expand our cardiovascular program offers one more tool to bolster the treatments available to area residents,” says Chuck Daigle, CEO, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport.
“By allowing clinicians to diagnose and treat in a single location, we can improve patient safety by reducing risk and delays. Minimizing locations for the patient’s treatment reduces variation, increases efficiency and can lead to better patient outcomes,” says Jonathan Phillips, COO, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – Monroe Medical Center.
On Oct. 1, 2018, Ochsner Health System (Ochsner) and LSU Health Shreveport jointly formed Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport to oversee and coordinate activities between the health sciences center and the healthcare delivery system in Shreveport and Monroe, La. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is a public private partnership with a vision to improve health and well-being of its communities, access to care, quality, and facilities, expand patient-centered technology, grow the medical school, and enhance research in North Louisiana by building on the strengths of Ochsner and LSU Health Shreveport. Under the new structure, Ochsner brings their nationally-recognized expertise to the management of operations for partner hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, clinics and the clinical activity of the LSUHSC-S Faculty Group Practice. LSU will continue to successfully oversee the LSUHSC-S School of Medicine, School of Allied Health Professions, School of Graduate Studies, Graduate Medical Education, and research initiatives.
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport includes North Louisiana’s only Level 1 Trauma Center at its 452-bed hospital in Shreveport, La. The organization also operates a 244-bed hospital in Monroe, La. With more than 3,400 employees and the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Physician Group of approximately 500 physicians, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport serves more than 135,000 patients with more than 600,000 visits annually.
To find out more about Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, please visit www.ochsnerlsuhs.org.