Hasbro Children's Hospital (HCH) recently unveiled the results of an $800,000 renovation project that revamped all of its pediatric operating suites. The five operating rooms and a video endoscopy room were outfitted with significant upgrades that allow for completely hard-wired interface and digital projection using an innovative "boom" technology. The renovation project, made possible by the Children's Miracle Network, allows HCH to offer advanced endoscopic surgery, enhanced neurosurgical procedures and better patient and staff flow.
New high-powered lighting, video screens and monitors have all been mounted to their own overhead movable booms and can be easily swung around from one centrally mounted apparatus on the ceiling. The surgical team now has endoscopes, radiology, patient records and real time anesthesiology monitoring at their fingertips during surgery. This removes much equipment, and even the need to flip through charts, from the operating room, as everything has been consolidated into touchpad technology hardwired into a computer network.
Aesthetic updates to the rooms and corridors were part of the renovation as well, including new desk space and flooring. All operating rooms were repainted a special white color that helps reduce glare and eye strain for surgical teams during procedures with LED lighting and endoscopic reflective glow. New modular storage spaces and an updated post anesthesia care unit are also slated as the next phase of the project.