New Surgical Operating and Interventional Rooms

March 13, 2023
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New Surgical Operating & Interventional Rooms

Surgical advances of today and tomorrow require the most up-to-date operating rooms providing surgical teams with a state-of-the-art surgical environment to deliver safe, quality, world-class patient care.

In March, Baystate Medical Center (BMC) will unveil its new operating rooms and interventional suites of the future featuring the latest technological advances. The new space allows BMC to streamline the location and patient flow and provide larger space for surgery and procedures.

The $170M project, which replaces operating rooms built 40 years ago in the hospital’s Daly Building, is a buildout of unfinished space for future plans after Baystate’s “Hospital of the Future” was built in 2012.

New Features

At a glance: the 72,000-square-foot facility will feature:

  • 24 total operating rooms, twice the size of the former rooms, four of which already existed
  • 8 total heart and vascular and neurology interventional procedure rooms
  • 80 total prep/recovery bays. 60 new bays built and 20 pre-existing

“For over a century, patients throughout western Massachusetts and beyond have entrusted Baystate Health with their care. Our new operating rooms and interventional suites will allow us to build a strong future that supports the technical and clinical advances in the ever-changing world of surgery,” said Mark A. Keroack, MD, MPH, president and CEO of Baystate Health.

“I am grateful to our many health care team members who brought their dedication and expertise to every area of planning for the new operating rooms and interventional suites from design to execution, and to the many construction workers who were provided jobs during this enormous multi-year project,” he added.

Designed for Safety, Quality, and Patient Experience

Every year some 29,000 patients undergo surgery at Baystate Medical Center, more than any hospital in western Massachusetts. The update will improve all rooms used for inpatient surgeries that involve an overnight stay - including cancer surgery, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, gynecologic surgery, major gastrointestinal surgery, robotic surgery, vascular, total joint replacement surgery, and orthopedic trauma and general trauma surgery.

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