OXFORD — McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital announced last week that phase-two of its, Growing To Meet Your Needs Campaign is now complete with the opening of three new surgical suites at the Oxford hospital. The three new operating room suites opened late last month.
“We have brought state-of-the-art surgical facilities to Oxford,” said Brett Kirkpatrick, Executive Director at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. “These new rooms, along with providing a wider range of health care services for our community is making us more of a regional hospital than ever before. “Our patients now are being treated by specialized physicians in state-of-the-art environments without having to travel to Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Dayton.”
“The new suites benefit not only the surgeons, but all health-care workers at the hospital and most importantly, the patients and their families,” said Bryan McCullough, D.O. an orthopedic surgeon with the TriHealth Orthopedic and Sports Institute.
The new suites are approximately 40 percent larger than the previous surgical rooms. The additional space facilitates equipment setup during surgical procedures. In addition, surgical staff can move equipment around more easily with less risk of contaminating the operating field, a move that will help continue to improve our excellent quality of care at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital.
Much has taken place in the last two-and-a-half years at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. TriHealth and McCullough-Hyde have worked diligently together to create health care delivery options that allow patients to remain within the Oxford community for services they might have traveled to Cincinnati in the past. McCullough-Hyde has added TriHealth Cancer, Digestive, Surgical and Heart Institute physicians on campus.
TriHealth’s $17-million investment in Oxford has led to the expansion and improvement of clinical services and a newly renovated Emergency Department which opened last summer. Investments have covered the spectrum from capital to enhanced clinical services and support of community initiatives in Oxford including:
• $10 million dollar capital infusion into the hospital and other sites for a state-of-the-art information technology system;
• $3.5 million to expand and improve clinical services and locations;
• $2.5 million toward a capital campaign for new facilities; $1 million capital investment (immediate);
• $500,000 over 3 years to support community initiatives.