- Highland opened its first hybrid operating room for the vascular surgery program. This surgical suite is equipped with advanced medical imaging devices that support minimally invasive surgery. The addition of a Siemens Artis Zeego machine, a multi-axis interventional system, brings unparalleled flexibility and expanded capabilities to the operating suite environment.
- General anesthesia is now being used for high-dose rate prostate patients in the radiation oncology department. Patients can choose to receive spinal sedation or general anesthesia, allowing them more options and improving the safety of the treatment. A post-anesthesia care unit with two beds has been added next to the procedure room so patients do not need to travel a long distance after treatment for recovery.
- Annual funds helped Highland make a significant capital investment in upgrading and expanding its operating room capabilities, with renovations completed in two total joint replacement rooms and two more being renovated next year.
Bullet points highlight impact made in 2018