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Ellis Hospital opens new, multi-purpose suite

November 29, 2017 11:24 PM

SCHENECTADY - Ellis Hospital has opened a new, 19.4 million dollar hybrid operating suite in its Center for Surgical and Interventional Medicine.

The suite will allow the hospital to offer cardiology, cardio thoracic services, and vascular surgery in the same location.

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Ellis Hospital Senior Director for Cardiovascular Services Jeff Winacott said "By allowing us to do these new higher procedures certainly the reimbursement is a lot higher, often times those types of procedures lead to additional procedures. So the hospital gains both from a financial perspective, from a technology perspective, and it also helps us recruit better physicians."

The hospital also suggests the suite will help physicians and staff to better diagnose and treat patients who suffer from heart arrhythmias, and related disorders.
 

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Joel Landas

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