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New technology aids in surgeries at Washakie Medical Center


WORLAND, Wyo. (March 15, 2013) – Washakie Medical Center recently added cutting-edge imaging technology which will aid in performing minimally invasive surgeries.

The new camera system, called Stryker 1488 HD, is designed to provide high-definition images which provide surgeons with even better views while performing surgeries, such as gallbladder removal and arthroscopic joint surgeries. The camera system also uses light-emitting diodes to reduce environmental waste and increase patient safety by producing cooler light.

“The picture quality and flexibility of this new system allows surgeons better visibility and precision in the operating room,” said Trina Slover, nursing senior manager in the operating room at Washakie Medical Center.

This new technology was purchased using funds from the Harry Wallace Trust Fund. The late Harry Wallace was a local farmer who greatly supported Washakie Medical Center, and whose trust fund has greatly helped the hospital acquire additional cutting-edge medical equipment.

Washakie Medical Center is a county-owned hospital operated by Banner Health. The hospital serves as a 25-bed, critical access facility with expanding technology to meet the needs of the Big Horn Basin residents.

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