BizTimes: Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee opens $5.2 million hybrid operating room

BizTimes: Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee opens $5.2 million hybrid operating room

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee recently opened a new $5.2 million hybrid operating room, a step forward in its ongoing effort to become a tertiary care center.

Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation supported the new procedural space with a $400,000 gift to help purchase surgical devices, imaging technologies and software.

“We’re excited to provide these specialized services to our patients and are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support from community donors,” said Kelly Elkins, president of Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital.

The new hybrid operating room, which combines a traditional operating room with an image-guided interventional suite, can convert from a cardiac catheterization lab to a surgical room as needed.

It’s the latest in a series of investments Ascension Wisconsin has made at its Columbia St. Mary’s campus, including a new $16 million labor and delivery unit at the Women’s Medical Center and a new $2 million neurosurgery clinic.

Read the full BizTimes article here.