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SPOTLIGHT: COMMUNITY HOSPITAL BY ELISE SIMS

A Cut Above

Surgery department grows with more complex
procedures, minimally invasive techniques
Step into one of the
new surgical suites at
Community Hospital in
Munster and you will find a scene that
looks like something out of a sci-fi
movie. Equipped with robotic arms,
miniscule surgical tools and ultrahigh-definition displays, these operating
rooms are loaded with new technologies
that are minimally invasive surgery's
tools of the trade.
Much has changed in the department
of Surgery as Community Hospital has
grown through the years. The recently
completed multiphase, $20 million construction project adds advanced technology, new comforts for patients and

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their families and new efficiencies that
enable the healthcare team to offer the
highest quality treatment to patients.
"Our patients look to
Community Hospital for a first-class
experience with caring doctors and staff
and for the latest technology," says Lou
Molina, CEO, Community Hospital. "Our
healthcare professionals have earned
some of the highest levels of recognition
in the country for orthopedic, bariatric
and neurosurgeries. These achievements,
along with an ongoing evolution in technology and the need to make intricate
spine, cardiothoracic and valve surgeries
available closer to home, are the reasons
we took this opportunity to expand."

Thoughtful planning and consideration
were given to all aspects of the project
with the goal of helping patients achieve
their best health following surgery.
Features include:
* Construction of a hybrid surgical
suite that enables both traditional open
chest and minimally invasive cardiac procedures, such as transcatheter aortic
valve replacement (TAVR), and neuro
endovascular procedures used to treat
brain aneurysms and stroke
* Renovation of four existing operating
rooms to accommodate the latest technology, including two robot-assisted da
Vinci Si Surgical Systems®, video technology and surgical navigation systems



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