Surgery expansion underway
When Stillwater Medical Center opened in 1976, robotic surgery was something from a sci-fi movie. Last year, Stillwater Medical’s first thoracic surgeon joined a local practice, partially because of the surgical robot technology available at SMC.
Ever-evolving technology often brings the need to expand and re-format facility space, and that is what Stillwater Medical is currently working on. In addition to the $30 million expansion of the surgical suite will not only renovate the current 19,000 SF, but will expand an additional 24,400 SF. At the same time, the opportunity has presented itself to update the Maternal Child Heath Unit.
When it opened in 1999, the MCHU was home to the newest ideas in patient care with its room design and state-of-the-art technology. The times have changed and, 20 years later, its time to grow again, allowing physicians, nurses, and staff to care for even more mothers and newborns.
“As one of the busiest services at Stillwater Medical, our doctors and nurses work to keep our unit efficient and up-to-date with the best practices in women’s and newborn’s care,” Shelby Foster, RN, MCHU Director stated. “This expansion will allow our facilities to better match our needs and wants for the patients we serve.”
For additional information about both the Surgery and Women’s Health expansions, including naming opportunities and floor plans: