A public open house of Memorial's South Tower was held Sunday, June 23, 2013. Hundreds of attendees enjoyed health screenings, educational sessions and tours of Memorial’s new cardiovascular intensive care unit and state-of-the-science operating rooms. Educational sessions featured Richard Morrison, M.D., Samuel Ledford, M.D. and Rob Headrick, M.D. Health screenings including cardiac risk assessment, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI), peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening, and balance and flexibility games provided participants with immediate feedback. Orthopedic surgeons William Hartley, M.D., Scott Hodges, D.O., and Brett Sanders, M.D. shared information about surgical advancements for anterior hip replacement, minimally invasive spinal surgery using CT imaging, and rotator cuff repair.
Memorial’s Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
The 18-bed unit includes 4 recovery bays which are in close proximity to the operating rooms. Each patient room has a window, and the unit is designed to reduce noise levels providing the patients and their families with the most comfortable healing environment possible. Five screens placed throughout the unit that will display patients’ current vital signs, heart rhythms and current locations.
Eight new state-of-the-science operating rooms are located in the South Tower with four specifically designed for cardiovascular surgery and four designed for orthopedic surgery. More than 100,000 sq. ft. of new and renovated space including 27 operating rooms, a hybrid operating suite, an new central sterile supply area will ensure Memorial is equipped to meet the surgical needs of the southeast region.
Memorial’s South Tower is expected to open the first week of July.