Aultman Hospital Hybrid OR Complete

AKRON, Ohio – Hasenstab Architects recently completed work on a new 3,600-square-foot hybrid OR suite for Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. The new space was created to meet the growing need for a flexible operating space that could accommodate a wide variety of advanced surgical procedures.

Built-in shell space adjacent to the hospital’s existing cardiovascular ORs, the 1,050-square foot operating room was designed for a GE Discovery IGS 730 and will be used for procedures such as TAVR, carotid artery stenting, endovascular AAA repair, peripheral angioplasty and stenting and more.

Support space includes a control room, entrance/scrub area, equipment room, OR storage, general storage and a mechanical/electrical support room. A new 10,000 cfm dedicated air handling unit was also part of the design to service the new Hybrid OR and a future OR in adjacent shell space.

The design process involved using an integrated approach to solicit end-user feedback through the use of a full scale mock-up and end-user involvement. Administrators, facility engineers, clinical staff and equipment vendors were included in the process to help facilitate coordination efforts. The design team, end users and staff walked through multiple scenarios in a full-scale mock-up room for a variety of surgical procedures to ensure correct placement of equipment, as well as to verify the most efficient room size and layout.

The end result is a hybrid OR that is one of the most technologically advanced in the region with the capability and flexibility of accommodating a significant list of advanced surgical procedures currently offered by the hospital, as well as future developments in surgical services.


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Posted July 20, 2017

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