Smart Operating Rooms
St. Joseph Hospital's 14 "Smart" operating rooms elevate the performance of the surgeon and the surgical team for better outcomes. Boom-arm technology suspends all equipment, including high-definition monitors, from the ceiling, enabling doctors and nurses to move unimpeded and optimally position equipment. A central, digital control system along with voice-activated equipment provides surgeons with access and control of critical devices. Surgeons can communicate with doctors offsite who simultaneously view the live images from the operating room. The Smart ORs' capabilities also include electronic capture and archival of patient data.