Northern Westchester Hospital Opens New Surgical Suite with Six New Operating Rooms and 14-Bay Recovery Unit

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Northern Westchester Hospital, in Westchester County, New York, opens state-of-the-art Surgical Services Suite, including six new Operating Rooms, a 14-bay Pre- and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), and a modernized Central Sterile Processing and Supply Facility. A ribbon cutting ceremony, held in late March, was attended by Sen. Terrence Murphy, Mt. Kisco Mayor Michael Cindrich and State Assemblyman David Buchwald.

One of six new, state-of-the-art Operating Rooms at Northern Westchester Hospital

Every member of our community should know that the very best surgical care is available right here in our backyard.

Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) is proud to announce the opening of six new Operating Rooms, a 14-bay Pre- and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), and a modernized Central Sterile Processing and Supply Facility. The new Surgical Suite, which opened last week, is part of a two-phase, comprehensive Surgical Services Modernization plan. The completion of Phase I was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony in late March, and was attended by Sen. Terrence Murphy, Mt. Kisco Mayor Michael Cindrich and State Assemblyman David Buchwald.

The new operating rooms were designed to accommodate leading-edge medical technology and attract and retain highly-skilled surgeons, nurses and support staff so that patients will continue receiving the highest quality and safest care possible. Each room is approximately 655 square feet and includes advanced features and the latest in infection, sound and temperature control.

With a focus on patient-centered care, the new Surgical Suite features 14 pre- and post-operative single-patient bays, designed to provide more space and greater privacy for patients and family members. A warm color palette and wood tones throughout create a soothing and comforting environment.

The construction of the new operating rooms, surgical support space and PACU occurred in the existing, and unoccupied, shell space above the Hospitals’ Emergency Department. Phase II of the Modernization plan, to begin immediately, involves modernizing five of the Hospital’s existing operating rooms (in addition to the six built in Phase I) and decommissioning the remaining original ORs.

“Northern Westchester Hospital attracts the best surgeons because of our commitment to clinical quality and advanced technology,” said Joel Seligman, President and CEO of Northern Westchester Hospital. “To better align with our surgical expertise and technological innovations, the six new operating rooms are an average of 655 square feet accommodating the equipment and staff required for today’s high-tech, minimally invasive surgery. And, we have transformed our post-operative patient rooms from double to single rooms, to provide more space and to welcome family members to the patient’s bedside. Every member of our community should know that the very best surgical care is available right here in our backyard.”

“A special task force formed by Northern Westchester Hospital’s Board of Trustees carefully researched best practices in hospital design and together with Hospital’s leadership, developed a master plan that will enable NWH to continue serving this community now and well into the future,” said Nancy Karch, Chair of the Northern Westchester Hospital Board of Trustees. “I’d like to add my word of thanks to the members of our community who generously supported this project, including the many physicians who continually demonstrate their commitment to our patients by providing superior care and through generous financial contributions to the Hospital, and to our Capital Campaign Co-Chairs: Hatsy Vallar, Dr. Anita Grover and Dr. Marshal Peris for their leadership and support.”

“I am particularly thrilled with this magnificent space. As a surgeon, I choose to operate at Northern Westchester Hospital for many reasons: the excellent clinical team, terrific support staff and the vision of the hospital leadership,” said Dr. Marshal Peris, Director of Spine Surgery for NWH’s Orthopedic and Spine Institute. “I know that my patients will receive the highest quality patient-centered care here. The new surgical suite takes already great care to an exciting new level of sophistication.”

The new Surgical Suite is the first phase of a larger, two-phase Surgical Services Modernization project and was financed through hospital operating funds, debt, New York State funding, philanthropy and a financial investment by Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System).

About Northern Westchester Hospital
Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), a proud member of Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System), provides quality, patient-centered care that is close to home through a unique combination of medical expertise, leading-edge technology, and a commitment to humanity. Over 650 highly-skilled physicians, state-of-the-art technology and professional staff of caregivers are all in place to ensure that you and your family receive treatment in a caring, respectful and nurturing environment.

NWH has established extensive internal quality measurements that surpass the standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) National Hospital Quality Measures. Our high quality standards help to ensure that the treatment you receive at NWH is among the best in the nation. For more information, please visit http://www.nwhc.net and connect with us on Facebook.

About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer. With 21 hospitals and nearly 450 outpatient practices, we serve 8 million people in the metro New York and beyond. Our 61,000 employees work to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our services in more than 100 medical specialties, visit http://www.Northwell.edu.

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