NEW KMC SURGERY CENTER NOW OPERATIONAL
April 21, 2017
After many years and much work, it was opening day for the new operating rooms; a time for celebration and gratitude to the community for their investment in the future.
New surgical center - operating room.
“Something like this new surgery center does not happen without the vision and committed efforts of an entire community,” said Nancy Tieman, interim chief administrative officer. “The vision started with a few people who took a long-term view of the health needs of our community. That vision spread and took root and now our entire community, for generations to come, will enjoy the benefits!”
For now, the old operating room will remain functional as a back-up, should the need arise, but the surgical team and vendors recently tested all the new equipment and systems and verified that everything is fully operational.
New surgical center
Once cleared, work will begin on the much-needed public corridor to connect the new building with the main hospital.
The City-funded and owned building that includes the new surgery was key to the recruitment of several new providers. Dr. Becker is a good example. He spent the first thirty years of his career in the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, Boston, and Baltimore. When asked why he chose Ketchikan, Dr. Becker explained, “Ketchikan now has operating rooms as fine as any I’ve worked in or seen.”
Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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