Hiran Ratnayake
Senior Communications Manager
Department of External Affairs
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Christiana Care’s new Hybrid Operating Room Available for Media Tours Monday

WHAT: A unique opportunity to tour Christiana Care Health System’s new Hybrid Operating Room in the Center for Heart & Vascular Health before patients begin receiving care next month.

WHEN: Monday, June 24, 2019. Please contact Hiran Ratnayake at 302-327-3327 to schedule a tour between 10 a.m. and noon.

WHERE: Christiana Hospital, 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Rd., Newark, DE

WHO: Media Tours will be led by:

  • Kirk Garratt, MSc, M.D., MSCAI, FACC, Medical Director, Center for Heart and Vascular Health, John H. Ammon Chair, Cardiology
  • Leslie Mulshenock, Corporate Director, Center for Heart and Vascular Health

WHY: Recognized among the best in heart and vascular medicine, the Christiana Care Center for Heart & Vascular Health is one of the largest, most capable regional heart centers on the East Coast, and the only center in the region that integrates cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, vascular interventional radiology, cardiology and interventional nephrology in a single location and under one roof.

The addition of the Hybrid Operating Room offers state-of-the-art technology for use in minimally invasive structural heart procedures, which are the future path for treating heart conditions less invasively, reducing the risk of complications, length of hospital stay and patient recovery time. Hybrid operating rooms combine all the traditional elements of an operating room with the advanced imaging capabilities of an interventional suite and provide operators the flexibility to seamlessly transition between surgical and catheter-based treatments during the same procedure, eliminating the need to move a patient or schedule multiple procedures to address a patient’s complex needs. It will also support innovative hybrid, robotic and other advanced surgeries.


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About ChristianaCare

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,430 beds), a freestanding emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute.

ChristianaCare is nationally recognized as a great place to work, rated by Forbes as the 2nd best health system for diversity and inclusion, and the 29th best health system to work for in the United States, and by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is rated by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other national quality ratings. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With its groundbreaking Center for Virtual Health and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.