Priority Projects for Mercy Hospital Foundation

Mercy Hospital Foundation Operation Room

Operation Room Modernization

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It is expected that the delivery of surgical care will be safe, patient-centered, efficient, and effective. To this end modern Operating Rooms are critical to meeting these patients’ quality and safety goals.  Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and the Mercy Ambulatory Care Center (MACC) receive approximately 77,000 patients annually through the Emergency Department (ED) and approximately 30%, or 23,100, of those patients become surgical patients at Mercy.  Capital investment in OR modernization will greatly benefit thousands of patients at Mercy, a tertiary care facility and home of Catholic Health’s Head and Heart Center.      

Patients take center stage during surgery. Their treatment should be as gentle, efficient, and effective as possible. Less time on the table traditionally translates to faster recoveries and better outcomes for patients. A modern operating room is critical to establishing a proficient environment for care. An important component of the modern OR are the surgical lights. Cool, energy-efficient lighting that reduces shadows, heat in the surgical suite, and the risk of drying out exposed tissue are essential. Additionally, proper positioning of the surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurses, technicians, and equipment is critical. A modern OR incorporates optimum layout, design, and equipment for patients and physicians. 

How You Can Help!

Fund Mercy’s Operating Room (OR) Modernization efforts. Currently, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo features 12 Operating Rooms or OR suites. OR#5 was updated to serve as the model for the remaining surgical suites. Each OR modernization costs between $200,000 and $250,000 and the total project cost will be between $2.4M and $3M. Please consider how you can share in the care with a gift to fund a portion of this patient-centered project.

Thank you for your kind consideration, partnership, and support!