Raleigh General Hospital reopens upgraded medical campus — 5 insights

Raleigh (N.C.) General Hospital reopened its improved $3 million Raleigh Medical Complex, bringing a new surgical team onboard as well, the Register-Herald reports.

Here's what you should know.

1. The hospital made upgrades to its surgical center to accommodate outpatient procedures.

2. Center physicians will perform gastroenterology, orthopedic, urology and general surgery procedures.

3. Raleigh General Assistant Chief Nursing Officer Dan Shelford said, "Our main goal in opening the surgery center was to be able to afford an outpatient an opportunity to come to a single site for everything — pre-op testing, X-ray, laboratory studies."

4. Although surgical services were offered at the medical complex for years, the departure of several surgeons left the hospital short staffed, and all surgical procedures were relocated to the main campus. To bring surgical procedures back to the medical complex, Raleigh General brought eight surgeons on board.

5. The surgeons will decrease caseloads at the hospital and allow volume to be shifted to the upgraded campus.

Mr. Shelford said, "The whole target of this is to offload the volume from the main campus."

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