Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital announces the arrival of the newest technology in surgery today: Da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System
January 31, 2012
Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital is pleased to introduce the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System to our operating room and to our community. This is a significant arrival because of the value if offers our surgical staff and those in the region we serve.
The da Vinci® Si™ has several unique features previously not available in the Shoals. It is designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room, many of which translate to patient benefits. Here are just a few new features provided through the ECM purchase.
- Enhanced 3D, high definition vision of operative field up to 10X magnification
- Four robotic arms for more access
- Allows single sight incisions which promote faster healing and less hospitalization
- Superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy
- Surgical dexterity and precision far greater than even the human hand
- Updated and simplified use interface to enhance OR efficiency
- New ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort.
Together, these technological advancements provide our surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. Commenting on the introduction of the da Vinci Si system, Chief Executive Officer Russell Pigg said “We believe that the new features of the da Vinci Si system will help us provide the best possible outcomes and advancements in minimally invasive surgery.”
Da Vinci’s advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. This acquisition compliments our goal of extending minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients. It can be used for a multitude of procedures, including but not limited to: prostatectomy, hysterectomy, colorectal surgery and more.
ECM physicians already trained on the da Vinci Si are now scheduling cases. Additional surgeons are in the process of receiving their advanced training and will be scheduling cases in the coming months.
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RegionalCare Announces Leadership Structure for Eliza Coffee medical Center and Shoals Hospital
June 21, 2010
Capital Investments for facilities to total $33 million over next four years
Officials at RegionalCare Hospital Partners announced today a new leadership structure for Eliza Coffee Medical Center and Shoals Hospital. Following the anticipated June 30, 2010 closing, both facilities will have their own board of directors and chief executive officer. The historic leadership structure for the facilities had one leadership team and board overseeing both hospitals. RegionalCare Hospital Partners also announced that as part of their agreement to purchase the hospitals, they have committed to making capital investment of at least $33 million in the existing facilities over the next 48 months.
The $33 million for capital investments is above and beyond the $250 million committed for a replacement hospital in Lauderdale County which, pending needed regulatory approvals, will serve as a replacement for both current facilities.
According to John Rutledge, president and chief operating officer of RegionalCare Hospital Partners, “We think t is very important that both hospitals have a CEO and their own board of directors. There is incredible opportunity for both facilities and we feel that it is imperative that each of hospitals have the leadership and connection to the community to help them be best prepared to meet the needs of their neighbors. In the next several weeks we will begin putting together the boards for each hospital. Both boards will be made up of 50% physicians, 50% community leaders. We feel like physicians are our partners in meeting the healthcare needs of the community and that we can all best work together, especially as it relates to identifying priorities for capital investment, when we have a good representation of doctors on the two boards.”
Rutledge added, “We are also currently interviewing candidates for the two CEO positions. Sonny Boggus, who has been at the hospitals for the past several weeks as part of the RegionalCare Hospital Partners team, will serve as the interim CEO until the permanent CEO is named. We expect to have the CEO positions filled in the next 30 days.”
RegionalCare Hospital Partners also outlined some of the initial investments to be made in the facilities. Some of the first investments include:
- Replacement of the electrical switch at Eliza Coffee Medical Center
- Operating Room technology updates and renovations at Shoals Hospital
Rutledge said, “The replacement of the electrical switch at Eliza Coffee Medical Center is not something that any of our patients will see, but it is a vital maintenance replacement for the facility. We have heard from many physicians at Shoals Hospital of the need to make the improvements to the operating rooms to help them be more efficient.”
RegionalCare Hospital Partners is headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn.