| Surgery Center
Medical Director: Charles Bollman, MD, FACS
Unit Manager: Jody Hittle, RN
Located on the first floor of the hospital, the Geary Community Hospital's Surgery Center is currently a 10-bed unit that has been opened since 1995. In 1990, prior to the current surgery center, the GCH staff used a small 4-bed unit, in which they were only able to see an average of about 80 operative cases per month. When more space was needed and renovations started on the center, out-patient surgery moved to the then vacated 2nd floor of the hospital, where they were able to increase the number of beds in the center from 4 to 6. Cases also increased with the move to between 110-120 cases per month.
On July 13, 1995 the Geary Community Hospital opened the Outpatient Surgery Unit, equipped with 10 patient bays and staffed with an RN and a LPN. Each patient bay is equip with swing-down television, a locker for personal effects, and a privacy curtain to meet patient satisfaction. With this new unit, Geary Community Hospital began to increase the volume of cases performed each month. Patients became confused on the Outpatient Surgery Unit name and it was changed to the Surgery Center in 2002. This surgery center now operates about 160 cases per month. Staffed with RN's, LPN's, and CNA's. The Surgery Center is equipped to handle all outpatient surgeries and many other non-surgical procedures, as listed below. Inpatients also start and end their surgery experiences in this unit.
- Epidural Steroid injections - for back pain
- Blood patch - to remedy headaches from epidurals
- Lumbar punctures - for diagnostic tests
- Recovery of invasive radiology biopsy patients