Assisting in surgical operations, Surgical Technologists are a vital part of an operating room. Memorial Health System of East Texas is recognizing the vital role surgical technologists play in any surgical procedure during National Surgical Technology Week, September 19-25. Surgical technologists not only assist during an operation by passing instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and surgical assistants, but they also play an important role in preparing the operating room for surgery.
In fact, Surgical Technologists are responsible for setting up surgical instruments and equipment, sterile drapes, and sterile solutions. They assemble both sterile and nonsterile equipment, as well as check and adjust it to ensure that it is working properly. Memorial Health System of East Texas is recognizing surgical technologists Adam Glezen, Oscar Hercules, Carlos Solorzano, Rhonda Winebrenner, Stephanie Dilday, Leslie Friday, Jairo Monroy, Patricia Conrad, Gissel Valadez, Donta Davis, Erica Proctor, Cheryl Green (not pictured: Heather McCall, Susan Sloan, Crystal Sepalvado and Jamie Flournoy) for the vital role they play during surgeries.
About Memorial Health System of East Texas
As the largest health care system in the deep East Texas area, Memorial Health System of East Texas is a private, not-for-profit hospital that provides care to almost a quarter of a million patients each year. Since its inception in 1949, Memorial Health System has paved the way for quality, innovative health care in East Texas. In fact, Memorial consistently ranks among the nation’s best for exceptional health care and patient satisfaction.
Memorial Health System of East Texas is comprised of four hospitals—Memorial Medical Center—Lufkin, Memorial Medical Center—Livingston, Memorial Medical Center—San Augustine, and Memorial Specialty Hospital, the only rural long-term acute care facility within the area. Memorial offers a wide array of services, including the newly renovated Arthur Temple Sr. Regional Cancer Center, which consistently earns a three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer. In 2009 the System opened the doors to the area’s first dedicated heart and stroke care center—the Cardiovascular & Stroke Center of East Texas. With a partnership with The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Memorial provides an advance level of stroke care, while offering the latest in heart care from a highly trained team of heart surgeons and cardiologists. Memorial was the first health care facility in Texas to acquire the DaVinci High Definition Robot for robotic assisted procedures in heart, lungs, kidneys and gynecology. The hospital also is known for providing the area’s only comprehensive diabetes center—The Horace C. Polk Regional Diabetes Center. Other centers of excellence include the Temple Imaging Center that offers some of the most advanced procedures in the area, including PET/CT scanning for cancer and Alzheimer’s, 64 Slice CT scanning, Open Bore MRI, 4D Ultrasound, and digital mammography. Other specialty areas include Orthopedic care, Women’s Services, Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation, Homecare, Wound and Hyperbaric Therapy, Kidney & Diabetes Treatment, Sleep Disorders Treatment, Occupational Health and Express Lab. Memorial Health System of East Texas—founded and funded by the people it serves.