Delray Medical Center employees in new hybrid OR

Tenet Hospitals Open Hybrid Operating Suites to Enhance Cardiac Care

Moving Health Forward
By 2035, more than 130 million U.S. adults are projected to have some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the American College of Cardiology. That’s why Tenet is committed to enhancing and developing its cardiac care programs across the country.

More than 20,000 open heart surgeries have been performed at Doctors Medical Center (DMC) of Modesto in California since advanced cardiac services were first offered in 1970.

With growing patient volumes, DMC Modesto has expanded its cardiac services to include a hybrid operating room (OR), which will allow physicians to perform both catheterization procedures and open heart surgeries. The hospital also has five cath labs, each equipped with diagnostic imaging technology for viewing coronary arteries and the chambers of the heart. With the advanced technology, physicians have the latest tools for diagnosing disease, testing and performing complex procedures for treating irregular heartbeats, clogged arteries and valve problems.

In Delray Beach, Florida, Delray Medical Center, which is part of the Tenet Florida Heart & Vascular Network, a network of highly skilled cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and advanced technologies that provides patients with the very best in care, recently opened its new 1,500 square foot hybrid OR. This allows surgeons to perform more complex vascular procedures on patients, including carotid stents, carotid angiograms and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.

The new room also features the Corindus Vascular Robotics CorPath System, and Artis Pheno. Both are the first of their kind in Palm Beach County. The CorPath System is used for robotic-assisted vascular interventions and the Artis Pheno is a new robotic C-arm angiography system for use in minimally invasive interventional procedures.

Delray Medical Center and DMC Modesto join nine other Tenet hospitals with this state-of-the-art hybrid OR suite, including Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale, Arizona; Abrazo Central Campus in Phoenix, Arizona; Baptist Health System in San Antonio, Texas; Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital and Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson, Arizona; and Detroit Medical Center’s Harper University Hospital in Michigan.

Photo (left to right): Sheri Testani, Delray Medical Center CNO; Shannon Wills, Delray Medical Center CHRO; Lori Vinikoor, Delray Alliance and hospital board member; Wanda Phillips, MBA, BSN, RN, LNC, administrative director of surgical services at Delray Medical Center; Dr. Joseph Ricotta, a vascular surgeon at Delray Medical Center; Valeriea Ricotta (Dr. Ricotta’s wife); Maria Rosario Feliciano, chief strategy officer at Delray Medical Center; Sheri Montgomery, Delray Medical Center CFO, and Larry Edelson, Chairman of the hospital’s board.