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Addition at Highland Holds New ORs and Observation Unit

Photo of Observation roomHighland Hospital cut the ribbon on the new $28 million two-story addition, which includes six new state-of-the-art operating rooms and a 26-bed observation unit. The addition of this space will improve patient care by modernizing and expanding the hospital’s facilities.

The six brand new operating suites, in use since November, offer the community the latest technology and the highest quality care that they count on at Highland. Highland now has 14 ORs, and, after internal renovations, will have 16 ORs by next summer. At just under 700 square feet, the six new operating suites are considerably larger with more than enough space to accommodate technological advancements and innovations in specialties like robotics and vascular surgery.Photo of Operating room

The Observation Unit opened in January on the second floor of the South Addition, adjacent to the radiology reading room.  The unit provides high-quality, personalized care to surgical and medical observation patients who require evaluation and treatment for a period of time less than 48 hours. Four decentralized nurses’ stations will help nurses remain closer to the patient. The unit has already provided additional capacity and improved patient flow during this busy winter season. 

If you have any questions or would like to tour the unit, please contact Libby Jewsbury, Program Administrator; Jessica Scipione, Nurse Manager; or Dr. Keely Dwyer-Matzky, Medical Director.


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