Inspire Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 13

Every year nearly 7,000 inpatient and As part of the construction process, Straub’s outpatient are two existing cath labs will also be upgraded performed at Straub. Of those, 2,000 are and enlarged. Having the most innovative lifesaving heart procedures. medical technology has been a part of surgical procedures “I am a recipient of the lifesaving services that Straub provides to patients, which is why I support anything that will further advance Straub’s innovative care,” Lehneer said. With the community’s financial support, Straub will expand its heart program with even more groundbreaking care through a new Hybrid Suite. The Hybrid Suite is a combination cardiovascular catheterization Straub’s legacy for almost 100 years and continues to drive plans for the hospital’s future. The Hybrid Suite will undoubtedly provide life-changing care for many Hawai`i families. “Bottom line is this technology will save lives,” Lehneer said. “The fact that it’s a hybrid suite expands the usage of the room and will magnify the amount of good it can do.” lab and surgical procedure room, which can host both catheter-based procedures and open heart surgeries.  “ A Hybrid Suite is an expensive endeavor and we need community support behind it. I think we’ll be able to help more people with more conditions, less invasively and get them home to their loved ones sooner. That’s lifesaving care.” - Dr. Mark Grattan, Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeon “... a hybrid suite expands the usage of the room and will magnify the amount of good it can do.” - Lehneer Tactacan A HYBRID SUITE WILL BRING MANY BENEFITS TO STRAUB, INCLUDING: • Sophisticated high-resolution imaging systems that will improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis. • Live “real-time” intraoperative image guidance that provides physicians with the ability to evaluate, intervene and assess the results of complex and minimally invasive procedures and open surgical cases. • An environment that allows physicians across medical specialties to collaborate for the best possible patient care. • The latest and most innovative treatments for some of our most fragile patients with complex medical problems. • Eliminating the need to move patients to different rooms for separate treatments, which saves time and reduces risk. • Less trauma and less scarring for patients and an accelerated recovery and rehabilitation. • Reduction of radiation levels that the patient receives during imaging. • Shorter hospitalization for post-surgery intensive care. • The potential to significantly lower the cost of care while improving patient outcomes. 13