At Mercyhealth, we continually assess and update our facilities to ensure they are inviting, comfortable and offer our patients leading-edge services and the latest technology. Our most recent construction project is taking place at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville. Below is a description of the additions and enhancements underway. Construction is scheduled to be complete in early 2020.
New Plastic Surgery, Skin and Laser Center
The Mercyhealth Plastic Surgery, Skin and Laser Center will move from its current location to a newly constructed 4,000-square-foot addition to the Terrace Building. The new clinic will feature a calming, spa-like environment, a more private experience, and additional space for aesthetician and laser services. The clinic space where our plastic surgery, skin and laser services were located in Mercyhealth West will be renovated to accommodate radiology services, including cardiac stress testing, ultrasound and echocardiography. This allows us to meet our growing patient need, today and into the future.
New Hybrid Operating Suite
The addition of a hybrid operating suite with the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge services will enhance Mercyhealth’s cardiovascular, vascular and cardiology programs. The hybrid-operating suite will be used by a variety of specialty physicians, including cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and electrophysiologists. The hybrid-operating suite will support complex open surgeries and minimally invasive procedures. Minimally invasive surgery and interventional procedures are becoming the industry standard because they lead to reduced trauma and faster recovery. The hybrid operating suite will be equipped with a large, radiographic imaging system that supports real-time, high-quality imaging for specialists performing these surgeries and procedures. Mercyhealth has a second hybrid operating suite at Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside in Rockford.
Additional Procedure Rooms
We’ll also add two additional procedure rooms to the main operating room for the primary purpose of enhancing our ability to provide state-of-the-art ophthalmology workspace and equipment. We are enhancing this area because cataract and other eye surgery procedures are in high demand. This enhancement allows our ophthalmologist to work alongside one another and perform more surgeries in a day. This helps decrease patient wait times and helps eliminate delays.
The Radiology Department will be enhanced with new nuclear cameras, and renovations to the nuclear medicine, ultrasound and CT scanner space. Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center offers routine radiology services, 3D mammography, ultrasound, MRI, CT Scan, bone mineral analysis and nuclear medicine. By upgrading our nuclear medicine and nuclear camera technology, we can combine the use of state-of-the art, sensitive scanning equipment, advanced computing technology and various radioactive substances to provide the highest quality images technology offers.
Construction is scheduled to be complete in early 2020.