Tulare County residents will get a chance to play surgeon on Saturday, Oct. 15, during an open house and tour of Kaweah Delta Medical Center’s surgery department.
The free event, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will give attendees a chance to suit up, get a guided tour of the surgery department, and visit interactive stations for hands-on experience. Guided tours will begin on the western lawn of the Acequia Wing Entrance of Kaweah Delta Medical Center at Acequia Avenue and South Floral Street. Parking is available in the Acequia Avenue parking structure.
“People are so curious about life inside the operating room. This is their chance to come out and get a behind-the-scenes look,” said Nancy Green, a Registered Nurse First Assistant in the surgery department of Kaweah Delta Medical Center. “People come away from this tour and they’re just amazed because it truly delivers an ‘ooh-ah factor.’”
The tour will include hands-on activities, opportunities to speak with staff, and stops to observe the following operating rooms:
- da Vinci Si (robotic surgery)
- Orthopedics (total joint replacements)
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Vascular procedures
The department is newly remodeled; over the summer two new surgery suites were completed. The open house is taking place in celebration of Perioperative Nurses Week, Nov. 6-12, which honors operating room nurses nationwide.
Established in 1963, Kaweah Delta Health Care District is the only trauma center between Fresno and Bakersfield. Kaweah Delta Medical Center was recently recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best™ 2016 hospitals for Spine Surgery as well as excellence awards in orthopedic surgery, pulmonary care, and general surgery.
The district offers a comprehensive scope of services including everything from a well-respected pediatric hospitalist program to nationally recognized orthopedic and cancer programs. For more information, visit www.kaweahdelta.org or follow Kaweah Delta on Twitter and Facebook.