Hawthorn Ambulatory Surgery Center
Medical technology continues to dramatically improve and nearly 70 percent of all surgical procedures are done on an outpatient basis. Hawthorn Medical made the investment in the Ambulatory Surgery Center to provide our patients with the benefits of the latest surgical technology and anesthetic techniques.
The four operating rooms are equipped with the latest technology including high-definition video cameras for arthroscopic and laparoscopic procedures. In the pre-/post-operative area, there are 29 beds, each with a bed-side computer for documentation, and central nursing stations.
As part of a completely paperless medical record system, physicians and staff are using ProVation software for multi-specialty nursing and physician procedure documentation and coding. ProVation software replaces the need for dictation/transcription and paper charting and allows documentation to be completed instantly, streamlining work flow.
In addition to the latest equipment, this facility allows our highly skilled staff to provide personalized care in an attractive, comfortable atmosphere designed to put patients at ease.
March 2008 | The Ambulatory Surgery Center is set to open April 2. The Urologists are moving their offices to the lower level and will begin seeing patients there on March 31. On the lower level, exam rooms and secretary stations have been painted, carpets are installed and final touch-ups are being done. On the first floor, the pre- and post-op area is nearly complete and lights are being installed in the operating rooms.
February 2008 | Work is progressing quickly. On the Lower Level (Urology), painting has been completed, ceilings are in and lights are installed. Carpet is being installed. On the first floor (Surgery Center), ceiling panels and cabinetry have been installed in the pre- and post-op area. The special sealed floors have been installed in the operating rooms.
January 2007 | All of the windows have been installed and the new parking lot has been paved. Ramps and stairs into the building have been completed.
December 2007 | Work has moved inside. Walls are going up and painting has begun on the Lower Level, which will be used by Hawthorn's Urologists.
November 2007 | Final work is being done on the brick exterior and windows are being installed.
October 2007 | Exterior walls were completed and brick work on the exterior is being done.
September 2007 | Plumbers and electricians have been on site and temporary electricity has been installed. Metal studs for interior and exterior walls are now going up.
August 2007 | Steel is now being erected. Since the first beam went up on August 6, progress has been quickly made.
July 2007 | Work on the foundation continues.
June 2007 | Work on the foundation begins.
May 2007 | Area is cleared and prepared for construction.