February 9, 2021 | Granger Construction recently completed the first-ever Hybrid Operating Room at Sparrow Hospital, which is twice the size of a regular operating room and outfitted with advanced imaging equipment that allows surgeons, radiologists and other providers to use real-time images for guidance and assessment while performing complex surgeries.

The new Hybrid OR supports a multi-disciplinary approach and can easily adapt to different setups required for diverse procedures including cardiovascular, neurosurgical, general surgical and urologic procedures. In the course of performing interventional procedures it sometimes becomes necessary for physicians to perform traditional “open” surgery. In this situation, time is critical and the Hybrid OR ensures there are no delays in getting patients the life-saving surgical services they need.

Key benefits to patients from the Hybrid OR and combined team approach include:

  • Reduced number of separate procedures required for a patient
  • Potential for shortened overall patient recovery time
  • Enhanced patient safety
  • Reduced cost of overall treatment

The $1.1 million project involved renovating an existing operating room to create a Hybrid OR with new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. It also included new finishes, an updated control room and a new equipment room. All work was completed around other fully-functioning operating rooms.

Granger completed its portion of the work in late December, allowing equipment installation and clinical staff training to take place throughout January. Sparrow welcomed its first patient to the new Hybrid OR suite on February 1.

Granger served as the CM on the project and self-performed the General Trades work. The project began in late August 2020 and was turned over for equipment installations and staff training by the end of the year.

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