Greenville Memorial Hospital

Altro Suprema and Altro Whiterock installed in state-of-the-art hybrid operating room

Greenville Memorial Hospital is a teaching hospital specializing in cardiac diagnosis and treatment in Greenville, South Carolina. The Heart and Vascular Institute is the most innovative and comprehensive system in the state with one of the largest groups of cardiovascular specialists. Over 10,000 patients choose Greenville Memorial Hospital for cardiac care each year. A new heart valve surgical procedure required the hospital to build its first hybrid operating room. While traditional operating rooms are around 600 square feet, this room would need to be three times the size to accommodate the additional equipment and larger surgical team.

Recent trends in healthcare, including the increase in quality of technology and equipment, have created a demand for hybrid operating rooms. Many major hospitals are moving toward hybrid suites as they are cost effective, promote efficiency, and decrease the risks to patients.

Altro Suprema was chosen for the hybrid operating room flooring due to the enhanced slip resistant properties which is needed in a teaching hospital for the heavy pedestrian traffic. The 2500 psi was also a factor as the room required flooring that could resist heavy rolling loads from the added equipment.

Altro Suprema Cotton was installed underneath the operating room bed so the surgeons could easily see any fallen needles during the procedures. Rigorous cleanability and stain resistance testing was done due to the light color, winning over the infection control staff. A circular insert was used to eliminate right angle welds.

Altro Whiterock was installed to create a hygienic, state-of -the-art system that impressed the high number of visiting surgeons from other universities and hospitals. Two walls used the color Linen while the opposing walls used the color Mint to enhance the design of the facility.

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