Yuma Regional Medical Center – Hybrid Operating Room

The YRMC Heart Center offers patients the latest advancements in cardiovascular care. The innovative hybrid operating room now combines traditional diagnostic functions of a heart catheterization (Cath) lab with the surgical functions of an operating room to enable surgeons to perform minimally invasive and open surgical procedures in the same room.

Renovation of the existing 9,909 square foot space to accommodate the hybrid OR and Cath lab suite of 2,674 SF required complex and technical design support for success and included state-of-the-art imaging technology, control room, nurse station, locker rooms. We also expanded the patient prep and recovery unit to 7,235 SF which was increased from 14 bays to 29 bays. The team utilized a complete 3D room model and renderings to ensure the space would meet the users’ unique needs.

Key Features

  • Precise coordination of ceiling-mounted Cath lab and operating room equipment to ensure smooth operation
  • Rigorous analysis of the structure to ensure deflection of the structure did not exceed vendor requirements even with the addition of a healing garden above the hybrid OR and Cath lab suite
  • The waterproofing membrane on the deck in between the healing garden and the hybrid OR and Cath lab suite consists of an electrical potential difference, which allows the team to locate leaks on a grid to expectant corrective actions so as not to disrupt the critical equipment below via an EFVM test
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