Today, Ascension Seton Hays announced that it is beginning construction of two additional operating rooms (OR), significantly increasing its capacity for complex surgical procedures at Ascension Seton Hays to better serve Hays County, named by the New U.S. Census Bureau as the second fastest-growing county this decade. The new ORs are slated to open in Fall 2021.
The new ORs will support complex cardiovascular surgery, and muskuloskeletal, plastic and neurological surgical care, among others. The ORs will feature advanced, built-in technology, further expanding surgical procedures with minimally-invasive robotics applications at Ascension Seton Hays. Robotically-enabled surgery options include, but are not limited to gynecological and breast surgery. Additionally, Ascension Seton Hays recently launched a bariatrics and digestive health program which will also be supported by the new ORs.
Ascension Seton Hays remains committed to the growing healthcare needs in the community, taking a strategic approach to its growth and offering high quality care to patients. Ascension Seton Hays operates as a Level II Trauma Center, with a 24/7 specialized trauma team and hospital operations. The new ORs contribute to the full spectrum of medical and surgical care available at the hospital and as a part of the trauma center.
"We are excited to expand our surgical services with the addition of two new ORs," said Joan Ross, chief operating officer at Ascension Seton Hays. "We continue to add to our advanced tools and sophisticated devices in our OR suites which help surgeons perform complex procedures for patients in Hays County and beyond. As the community grows, Ascension Seton Hays will continue to expand, offering quality care, close to home."
Ascension Seton Hays is equipped to safely protect patients from potential exposure to COVID-19 while taking care of their healthcare needs. Separate intake and care areas, waiting room distancing, universal masking, staff screening, ongoing use of personal protective equipment, as well as extensive safety and sanitization protocols, are in place to ensure all patients are cared for in a protected environment. Ascension Seton continuously monitors guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adjusts safety practices and safeguards accordingly.
Ascension Seton Hays is located at 6001 Kyle Pkwy, Kyle, TX 78640.