Kenmore Mercy Hospital this week opened its new Ambulatory Surgery Unit in the hospital’s original Emergency Department.
The renovated space provides increased space for presurgical care, advanced technology and greater comfort and privacy for patients and families.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital three years ago launched its $13.3 million plan to transform the Surgical Services Department. The final phase of the project, completion of the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, will be completed this summer. Located next to the operating rooms, the new Ambulatory Surgery Unit features 32 state-of-the-art patient bays with 10 private rooms, nearly doubling the previous space. The unit is the first stop on the day of surgery for both outpatient and more complex surgeries that require hospitalization after recovery.
Hospital officials anticipate more than 6,500 surgeries – including orthopedic, neuro, general, colorectal, urology, gynecological, and podiatry procedures – will be completed at Kenmore Mercy this year. The Ambulatory Surgery Unit was designed by Kideney Architects and developed by Picone Construction Corp.