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Kennedy Neuroscience Center

The Kennedy Neuroscience Center of Southern New Jersey, a member of the Jefferson Neurosciences Network (JNN), features a new $5.7 million Interventional Neurosurgery Suite at Kennedy Hospital in Washington Township. This 1,098-square foot hybrid suite features Phillips Allura Xper Bi-Plane 3-D intervention radiology imaging equipment, the latest neurosurgical equipment, along with Stryker video integration.

Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township, NJ, has been designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services. Kennedy is one of only two hospitals located south of Trenton to hold this designation.
The Surgical Suite at Kennedy – Washington Township

High-tech, futuristic, patient-friendly and efficient: all words used to describe the state-of-the-art Surgical Suite at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township, NJ.

Housed on the second floor of our Washington Township hospital “E” building, the nearly 25,000-square foot Surgical Suite features nine operating rooms, one of which is a hybrid OR to accommodate neurological surgery cases.

The nearly $30 million Surgical Suite includes $6.4 million in state-of-the-art surgical equipment from Stryker and Trumpf that enables Kennedy surgeons to perform at the highest level. In addition, we have specially trained nursing staff to assist in orthopedic, neurological and vascular cases. What’s more, the Surgical Suite features its own Pre-Admission Testing area and family waiting room.

Large, Modern Operating Rooms

Each OR is 600 to 1,100 square feet and all feature equipment from Trumpf, including the Orbit PT (patient transport) system, Jupiter System tables and iLED surgical lights. One OR is dedicated to housing the daVinci® surgical robot, currently being used for minimally-invasive robotic prostate and gynecological surgeries. There is also a Mako robot used for certain orthopedic knee surgeries and HD video system for laparoscopic/endoscopic procedures.

The Neurosurgery Suite at Kennedy is the latest concept in providing expedited care for patients requiring neurovascular intervention. This new hybrid OR allows the patient to be diagnosed and treated with either minimally invasive interventional procedures or open surgery in one room. Having the latest surgical and biplane imagining in one room, provides a safer environment for the patient (as there is no need to transport to another room), while allowing doctors to work more expediently, by allowing quick conversion from interventional to open procedures if needed.

The bi-plane provides our highly trained medical team with a 360-degree view of the vessels of the brain, allowing them to remove blood clots in patients who have already had strokes, and/or prevent the rupture of a cerebral aneurysm by placing a “coil” in the vessel to prevent bleeding and brain injury.

Parallel Processing

In most hospitals, patients are cared for in a linear fashion, starting at registration and finishing in the recovery room. But by caring for our surgical patients in a “parallel” fashion – having them move efficiently through the surgical continuum with highly-organized protocols – care and outcomes are enhanced, wait times are lessened and patients are back in their rooms, or discharged, quicker than ever.