Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, New York is the region’s leading healthcare provider with a medical staff of more than 450 providers in more than 20 locations. They recently underwent a $34 million renovation and expansion to the Saratoga Springs campus, which included enhancing the capabilities of surgical suites to better care for the growing community.
Although federal regulations enforce standards for medical equipment safety in the operating room, there is a lot of variation in the sharpness of the images produced and the simplicity of the image control system. Saratoga recognized those deficiencies in planning the ten new surgical suites and included the following requirements: high-definition images, from various brands of minimally invasive technology, and ease-of-use for the biomedical staff to quickly set up and manage surgical images and video. In addition, they needed a live view camera system to facilitate scheduling and management of the surgical suites.
Diversified’s Medical Innovation Group (MIG) partnered with Saratoga Hospital to deliver integrated surgical suites that meet the high demands of the changing medical field and benefit its patients. The new surgical suites designed and integrated by Diversified deliver high-definition video and still images from both legacy and new technology (C-arms, endoscopes, PACS, ultrasound, etc.) to displays for optimum visualization by surgeons and staff. The custom-programmed control system that routes video and images is intuitive for the biomedical staff to operate and includes presets to save image routing configurations based on the type of surgery performed. The biomedical team appreciates the reliability of the control system, its compatibility with any brand of hardware technology and the pre-op/post-op checklists and timers; all of which optimize workflow. Lastly, the video feeds from the live view cameras in each surgical suite route to displays near the surgical scheduling desk and the surgeon lounge so all are aware of operating room turnover and can prepare accordingly.