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High-def technology in operating room

Published 9:46am Friday, May 3, 2013


Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital adds high-definition visualization technology to its operating room with the installation of two 26-inch HDTV flat panel displays and a high-definition camera.


The devices are among the products launched by i-Suite OR, fully integrated, high-definition operating room surgical suites and devices created by Stryker Corp., based in Kalamazoo.


 “The addition of this technology reaffirms Borgess-Lee’s commitment to serve our patients as partners in health for their life’s journey,” said John Ryder, CEO of  Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital. “The i-Suite components provide a new level of minimally invasive surgical care while allowing us to increase staff productivity, reduce overall operative costs and, most important, improve procedural efficiency which can boost patient outcomes.”


Lee Memorial Foundation invested $22,000 to purchase Stryker’s WiSe 26-inch HDTV Flat Panel Display and its 1288 HD 3-Chip camera.


“It is a sound investment,” said Karen Judd, chair, Lee Memorial Foundation. “We are excited to help bring this state-of-the-art technology to Dowagiac. It helps our mission of connecting with patients and others to foster an environment for better healing.”


The WiSe HDTV Flat Panel Display is the first wireless 1080p flat panel in the medical field.


The 1288 HD 3-Chip Camera is Stryker’s third generation high-definition model.


 featuring 1920 x 1080p resolution along with nine specialty settings, resulting in optimum color, resolution and brightness. The camera head has four fully programmable buttons, providing maximum control and customization.


 “We live in a high-tech world, and this technology offers a great deal to patients,” said Marcus Free, MD, Borgess Lee Medical Group-Surgical Services. “Physicians will be able to see better and maneuver instruments more easily during minimally invasive surgery. This may mean less time in the operating room and less trauma from surgery, so patients could go home sooner.”


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