Hybrid Heart Suite at St. Bernadine Medical Center
In October 2012, St. Bernadine Medical Center opened its new Endovascular Hybrid Surgical Suite — the first true Hybrid Suite in the California Inland Empire equipped with Toshiba’s Medical Infinix imaging system, the most advanced technology available. After nearly two years of planning, preparation and fundraising, SBMC’s long-anticipated state-of-the-art Inland Empire Heart & Vascular Institute’s (IEH&VI) 'Hybrid Heart Suite' opened its doors.The new suite, which will serve as both a catheterization lab and OR suite, will expand the IEH&VI’s ability to provide high-level cardiac patient care and increases the number of patients the hospital can treat for a wide array of procedures and surgeries.
According to Institute Director Ed Langdon, the multi-use suite will treat approximately five-to seven patients each day and will be available for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, neurologists and orthopedic surgeons to provide a wide array of procedures and surgeries.
The room is completed with supporting operating room equipment from Skytron. This surgical equipment includes the Skytron Aurora-II LED Surgical Lights and the Skytron Ergon-II Ceiling Supply Equipment Booms.
St. Bernardine Medical Center’s Inland Empire Heart & Vascular Institute, the area’s largest cardiac program, has received national recognition for the quality of care delivered to its patients.
Recently Healthgrades released its 2013 Quality Ratings. St. Bernardine was rated a five-star recipient for coronary bypass surgery and one of America’s 100 Best Specialty Care hospitals for cardiac surgery. Earlier this year, St. Bernardine was rated by The Delta Group, the nation’s largest privately-held health care information services company, as No.1 in California for major cardiac surgery, and No.2 in California for coronary bypass surgery.