Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus recently unveiled the newly expanded perioperative suite, which includes four new operating rooms, a new procedure room, three new call rooms, as well as a new doctor’s lounge, staff kitchen and break area. The expansion brings the total number of operating rooms at West Campus to eight and doubles the total number of procedure rooms.
“Our team is thrilled about the growth of the perioperative suite,” said Dr. Allen Milewicz, chief surgical officer at West Campus. “This expansion will allow us to do longer, more complex surgeries and help us increase the scope of services we offer. This is all to better meet the needs of our patients and families.”
The recent expansion of the perioperative suite is part of the ongoing three-year, $50 million capital improvement effort that will help expand West Campus’ capacity and capabilities. To date, the following projects have been completed: additional office and administrative support space for dedicated physicians and providers, an 18 bed expansion of the hospital’s acute care capacity, including an eight-bed special isolation unit designed for children with highly contagious infectious diseases; conversion of offices within outpatient clinics into additional exam rooms to increase access to subspecialty care and a dedicated suite for Interventional Radiology services.
“A little more than five years ago, we stood in this same place with our first surgical patient and cut the ribbon to our perioperative suite,” said Matt Schaefer, president of West Campus. “Since then, we have met the surgical needs of more than 20,000 children. This expansion increases our ability to reach even more children and provide them with the highest quality care in their community, closer to home.”
Upcoming projects include a new 14 exam room clinic for Neurology, Renal and Dermatology and the addition of 22 pediatric intensive care unit beds.
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