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Children's National Medical Center Opens New Operating Rooms, Waiting Area
Date:3/12/2009

State-of-the-art ORs offer latest technology for minimally invasive surgery

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 12, 2009 -- Children's National Medical Center opened two new operating rooms today, increasing the hospital's capacity to provide surgical services to children. Along with the ORs, Children's also opened an expanded waiting area for families whose children are having surgery.

The new Ors are 750 square feet each and bring the total number of operating rooms to 13. Each OR is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including flat panel screens displaying clear views of radiology imaging and real-time images of the field of operation.

The new waiting area features expanded capacity, a quiet room for reading or meditation, and an educational kiosk with internet access. Members of the family-centered care committee were involved in making decisions about the waiting area.

"The additional operating rooms are a real win for both our surgical staff and our patients," said Kurt Newman, MD, surgeon in chief at Children's National. "The large rooms provide the latest technology and sharpest imaging for our surgeons, while parents can wait in a comfortable environment surrounded by our surgical support team."

One OR is designed specifically for orthopaedic surgery focusing on complex spine repair. It includes an O-Arm that provides real time, 3-D images. Children's National

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