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2010: Anesthesia Equipment

The community rallied together once again to purchase the most recently-developed anesthesia equipment for HCM. The equipment improves patient safety and reduces recovery time at the hospital. It is utilized in up to 6,000 procedures performed at the hospital each year.

The anesthesia equipment has the greatest impact on high-risk cases. It is used in most surgical procedures, including: vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, breast surgery, excision of colon cancer, knee and shoulder arthroscopies, total knee and hip replacement, hand procedures, prostate and bladder surgery and gynecological and obstetrical surgery.