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Day surgery advancements and how far we’ve come

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As Moses Cone Surgery Center celebrates their 25th anniversary, it is exciting to take a look at the day surgery advancements that have been made available to patients in the community.

The Center opened in the fall of 1988 with just three operating rooms, and now functions with eight operating rooms, a minor procedure room and a full Recovery Care Center with eight overnight stay rooms.

The Center’s state-of-the-art operating rooms are equipped with the latest surgical technologies, including digital video towers to provide the surgical team with enhanced visualization and advanced laparoscopic, endoscopic and arthroscopic capabilities to perform minimally invasive procedures.

The Center also went live with Cone HealthLink, Cone Health Network’s electronic medical record system, in November 2012. This program allows the Center’s team to record and keep track of all their patients’ medical records, significantly decreasing the chance of important health history information being overlooked before procedures.

Not only does the Center continue to equip their facility with top-of-the-line surgical equipment, their exceptional team of medical experts is cross-trained and certified amongst a breadth of services and participates in continued education on the latest advancements in their field.

Our community is fortunate, as Moses Cone Surgery Center continues to offer exceptional care for patients in need of surgery close to where they live and work.

Spokesperson Background:

Pattie Caviness is a registered nurse at Moses Cone Surgery Center, and has served on the Center’s medical team since 1989. Caviness received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1984. She also spent two years on the Cone HealthLink team, to help build a tailored electronic medical records program for Cone Health Network.