Heart surgery

Technology Upgrades Improve Continuity of Care for Mid-Michigan Heart Surgery Patients | McLaren Health News


Author: Sherry Farney

The continued growth of McLaren Flint’s cardiac program is leading to major facility renovations and technology investments that enhance physicians’ abilities to provide world-class cardiology services to patients.

The hospital’s two dedicated cardiac surgery operating theaters (ORs) recently underwent a complete renovation, work that followed a 2019 project that overhauled the entire catheterization unit. cardiac, including the addition of two new cath labs, a separate prep recovery area, a new waiting area, all new flooring, paint and artwork.

“Both ORs now have state-of-the-art Olympus integration systems for video, audio and data storage,” said John VanTol, Director of Surgical Services at McLaren Flint. “Recordings can be made during patient operations to share with them, their primary care physician and other specialists if they are needed for reference at any time in the future. The technology also includes much larger and better quality video screens for use during procedures. The rooms also received new paints and flooring. Teams at heart are happy with the upgrades. “

McLaren Flint offers more types of cardiac surgeries and procedures than any hospital in the area. The team of physicians and support staff have expertise in a wide range of cardiovascular services, from prevention and advanced diagnostics to pre and postoperative treatments. Cardiothoracic surgeons and structural heart specialists have decades of combined experience performing high-risk surgeries, multiple valve procedures, complex repair cases, and the latest minimally invasive treatment options.

A second renovation project took place at the McLaren Flint Specialty Clinic, located at G-3200 Beecher Road in Flint. This facility houses the hospital’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, wound care services including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, its sleep center, physical medicine and rehabilitation, an infectious disease clinic and a health clinic. pain.

“We are excited about the redesign that has taken place at our site,” said Becky Wolfington, Director of Specialty Services at McLaren Flint. “We have a brand new waiting room at the Wound Care Clinic as well as two new patient examination rooms. We have also improved the waiting room at the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. However, the most important change concerns the entrance to our building. With the installation of new doors, new paints and new flooring, it is quite a transformation for patients and staff. “

New works of art have also been placed throughout the building.

These projects follow on from major renovations the hospital has made over the past year to the hospital’s main lobby, first and second floors, the BirthPlace in McLaren, and a refreshed reflection room (formerly the Chapel). Major renovation projects are currently underway in the McLaren Flint emergency room.


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