In 2016, WVU Medicine decided to expand its operating room (ORs) capacity in its existing Surgery Department at Ruby Memorial Hospital. Future expansion was planned to the North of the existing ORs in a space occupied by Anesthesia offices. 4 new ORs were constructed with adjacent clean supply and equipment rooms for quick access. Each OR was designed as a larger OR (600+ square feet) with integration technology. The largest OR was specifically designed for specialty neurology cases with additional cameras.
OR integration technology was a priority to functionally connect the OR environment. This includes patient information, audio, video, surgical lights and room lights, building automation (HVAC), and medical equipment. Users can easily route A/V sources and effectively control surgical equipment. IKM used an OR integration system provided by Stryker to give surgeons capabilities to view images and other information on any screen in the room, control lighting, and view surgery in other places in the hospital.
A modular OR ceiling system integrates all ceiling mounted components including ventilation, filtration, lighting, electrical, and mounting for ceiling mounted equipment booms into factory-assembled modules. The system simplifies the connection points for supply air into one connection that ties into an air plenum. Unlike traditional systems, the lighting at the operating room table is more evenly distributed by using LED lighting along the entire support frame providing light at the center of the table.
The program for this interior renovation comprises of 4 Operating Rooms, 3 General and 1 Neurology, with surgical service support spaces including 2 clean supply rooms, 1 equipment storage room, and equipment alcoves.