surgical services

Surgical Services

When a government mandate required many surgeries to be postponed or canceled, it quickly became evident just how vital Arroyo Grande Community Hospital’s surgical program is for the community. We have a highly skilled team of surgeons and nurses who carry out critical procedures every day. Several updates are needed to elevate the infrastructure around them to match the lifesaving work they do. Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation is partnering with the community to raise $1.5 M to make these upgrades possible.

Advanced Technology
Equipping the staff with advanced technology will help them provide the best possible care for patients. This includes endoscopes, surgical and laparoscopic towers, a mini C-arm, Bovie electrosurgical tools, orthopedic specialty equipment, and urology equipment.

Functionality and Safety
Increasing functionality and safety of the surgical suite will boost efficiency. This includes improved sterilization technology and processes, dedicated space for pre-operative screening, and reconfigured storage.

Environment
New flooring, ceiling art, tables and lighting will modernize the surgical suite environment for a better staff and patient experience.

New Programs
Improvements to the surgical suite will make it possible to implement new programs. Increased space for post-surgical recovery and rehabilitation will allow same-day discharge for orthopedic procedures including joint replacements, ultimately increasing patient capacity. The surgical team will also implement a program for emergent urology and GI procedures.

Education
Advanced educational opportunities will ensure staff can safely and correctly use new equipment such as the mini c-arm, as well as stay informed with the latest in surgical practices.

To support this vital part of our hospital, donate here.