About one thousand people toured the new Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
surgical center Friday. With the facility nearing completion, the afternoon
grand opening included self-guided tours "Behind the Red Line"
- the areas that are strictly off-limits to the public to guard against
contamination after the center officially opens. A ribbon cutting was
held at 5:30 p.m. (see photo below)
Doctors and medical staff described the innovations that the new $15 million
center brings to the Bitterroot Valley - including three operating rooms,
14 private pre/post operative rooms, five post anesthesia care unit beds
and DaVinci Robotic surgery. The 26,000 square foot addition to the Hamilton
hospital will include surgical specialties including neurosurgery, obstetric
and gynecologic surgery, orthopedics and sport medicine, eye surgery,
urology blue-light laser, podiatry and colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures.