WAYNE, N.J., Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Getinge, a leading global provider of innovative medical technology, today announced that it has installed the 1,000th Hybrid operating room (OR) worldwide. West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute, in Morgantown, W.Va., has installed three new, state-of-the-art Hybrid ORs. Designed for patients requiring vascular or structural heart procedures, Hybrid ORs combine a traditional operating room with a catheterization lab and imaging suite.

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«Having a Hybrid OR gives us the flexibility and space to bring cardiologists, vascular surgeons and heart surgeons together to address a patient’s condition and use the most advanced technology to optimally care for that patient and create the best outcome for them,» said Luke Marone, M.D., Co-director of the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and Chief of Vascular Interventional Radiology Services at WVU Medicine. «We believe our investment in these multiple new Hybrid ORs is worth it because the integration of X-ray technology, flexible movement technology and ultrasound technology allows us to perform the most advanced cardiovascular procedures with the greatest confidence.»

«With 1,000 Hybrid ORs installed worldwide, we have more experience in designing and implementing these spaces than any other company,» said Chris Odom, President of Surgical Workflows, Getinge USA. «As a single-source provider of all of the products and systems needed to fully equip a Hybrid OR, we work with leading imaging companies to ensure that cutting-edge institutions, such as WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, can meet the challenges they face while improving efficiency and optimizing workflows. This aligns with our commitment to help our customers provide patients with the best care possible while demonstrating cost savings.»

About Hybrid ORs
In a Hybrid OR, advanced diagnostic imaging equipment is contained within a traditional OR environment, creating a multidisciplinary space that enables healthcare professionals from different specialties to diagnose and treat patients in the same location and perform both open and minimally invasive procedures. The advanced room design allows for a patient to transition from an interventional to a surgical procedure without needing to be transported to another setting.

Within the Hybrid OR, procedures can be performed efficiently, allowing for reduced time in the OR setting and improved clinical outcomes for patients. Other benefits of a Hybrid OR include faster diagnosis and treatment of patients, more efficient workflows and streamlined clinical efficiencies.

About Getinge’s experience and expertise with Hybrid ORs
Getinge is a global leader in providing complete solutions for the Hybrid OR, having installed 1,000 integrated Hybrid ORs worldwide. Getinge helps hospitals plan and install complex Hybrid ORs and address implementation challenges, including coordinating and integrating equipment provided by different vendors into a functioning overall space.

Getinge’s Hybrid OR design team works closely with other vendors, hospital staff and architects to discuss capabilities and options for all possible configurations that can be utilized to gain maximum workflow and efficiencies. Getinge’s state-of-the-art 3D OR planning tool helps hospitals conceptualize and visualize the Hybrid OR before installation begins.  

Getinge offers a full range of products for Hybrid ORs, including the state-of-the-art Maquet Magnus OR Table System. Serving as the centerpiece of a Hybrid OR, Maquet Magnus supports advanced diagnostic 360° 3D imaging and can be used for both minimally invasive endovascular procedures and open surgery procedures. The company also offers Maquet Variop Modular Wall Systems, surgical lights, ceiling supply units, anesthesia and heart-lung machines, cardiovascular and endovascular medical devices, and Tegris, its state-of-the-art OR integration solution. These products are designed for use in the Hybrid OR together with imaging systems from other partners.

About Getinge
Getinge is a global provider of innovative solutions for operating rooms, intensive-care units, sterilization departments and for life science companies and institutions. Based on our first-hand experience and close partnerships with clinical experts, healthcare professionals and medtech specialists, we are improving the every-day life for people, today and tomorrow.


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