Renovations to DGH Operating Suite Complete

The operating suite at Dorchester General Hospital received a facelift over the winter, thanks to a recent $60,000 renovation of the facility. The upgrades to the surgical services facility include new flooring and paint in the pre-procedural room and a redesigned “hub” for the nursing station, physician consultation area and office space.

“The newly renovated area is really enjoyable for both patients and staff,” says Jane Flowers, MSN, RN, CNOR, Manager, Surgical and Ambulatory Services for DGH. “This is such a busy area and these renovations really create a visually pleasing, comfortable environment. That is very important.”

Renovations were completed with community support, including the generosity of those who attended and sponsored the Snow Ball Masquerade that raised funds for the project. The Dorchester General Hospital Foundation was the presenting sponsor for this formal dinner dance.

“These upgrades to our facility will offer a more comfortable setting and enhance the experience for people who come to Dorchester General Hospital for surgical and endoscopic procedures,” says Surgeon William Bair, MD. “We have a first class nursing staff at Dorchester General Hospital. They are experienced professionals and members of the community. Because they know many of the patients who come to us for care, they treat them like family. The level of care and compassion our patients receive is unsurpassed by any other hospital.”

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In photo: Jane Flowers, MSN, RN, CNOR, Manager, Surgical and Ambulatory Services, left, shows off the newly renovated surgical suite area at Dorchester General Hospital to Ida Jane Baker, President of the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation, center, and Penny Pink, MS, RN, CNAA-BC, CNOR, Director of Surgical and Ambulatory Services for Shore Health System. The DGH Foundation was a major supporter of the renovation project. (DGHORSUITE.jpg)