The highlight of the new Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute is the hybrid OR suite. Designed as part of a larger effort to realign cardiac services within the Carondelet Health Network, the new cardiovascular hybrid OR is equipped with ambient lighting, high-tech equipment that dramatically reduces radiation exposure for patients and physicians, and video streaming. The design of the hybrid OR streamlines workflow and creates a more relaxing environment by offering clear sightlines and open spaces to reduce a patient’s potential sense of isolation.
The hybrid OR is also equipped with the highest quality X-ray imaging for optimal visualization during complex surgical procedures. This modern surgical environment serves as a remote classroom, producing streaming video that will allow physicians and medical students anywhere in the world to observe and learn new techniques and procedures. The large control room will also be used for teaching functions.