Project Description & Timeline
5,030 sq. ft.
South County Hospital, 100 Kenyon Ave, Wakefield, RI 02879
A new Endoscopy Suite opened in February 2021 as part of ongoing renovations to improve efficiencies in patient care and enhance technologies that result in superior outcomes and experiences.
Our new, technologically-advanced Endoscopy Suite is larger, brighter, and better equipped to meet patients’ needs. The Suite is focused on patient health and safety for colorectal screenings and procedures, as well as the diagnosis and treatment for other gastrointestinal conditions.
New Technologies - Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
We’ve added an Endoscopic Ultrasound System (EUS), a minimally invasive procedure to assess digestive (gastrointestinal) and lung diseases. A special endoscope uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the lining and walls of the digestive tract and chest, nearby organs such as the pancreas and liver, and lymph nodes. This is the best system to identify pancreatic cancer.
EUS also helps physicians determine the extent of spread of certain cancers and to accurately assess the cancer's depth and whether it has spread to adjacent lymph glands or nearby vital structures, or major blood vessels.
New Materials - Cupron(TM) Enhanced EOS Surfaces
The endoscopy reprocessing room is now equipped with Cupron (TM) surfaces, a copper-based technology with antimicrobial properties. The synthetic hard-surface material actively kills greater than 99.9% of bacteria within 2 hours of exposure, and continuously kills bacteria that contribute to the spread of illnesses.
This technology provides South County Hospital with an additional layer of prevention against Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI).
Additionally, offering expanded diagnostic capabilities that minimize patient discomfort and transform the way symptoms of GERD and motility disorders are evaluated.