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Cody Regional Health Enhances Surgical Capabilities with da Vinci Surgical System

Cody Regional Health Enhances Surgical Capabilities with da Vinci Surgical System

Cody Regional Health is excited to announce the acquisition of a multi-million dollar cutting-edge da Vinci Surgical System, made possible through the unwavering support of the Cody Regional Health Foundation and our community members. This remarkable addition signifies a pivotal moment in the advancement of healthcare services in Cody and the wider Big Horn Basin region.

The da Vinci Surgical System is renowned for its precision, reducing surgery time, and promoting quicker recovery. It also minimizes the need for pain medication, enhancing patient comfort and reducing the overall healthcare burden.

Doug McMillan, CEO of Cody Regional Health, expressed heartfelt gratitude for this transformative addition, saying, "This remarkable acquisition underscores the incredible dedication of our Foundation and the immense support of our community members. The da Vinci Surgical System will enable us to provide cutting-edge surgical care while ensuring our patients receive world-class treatment close to home. It will also bolster our efforts to attract top-tier surgeons like Dr. Rebecca Deal, who recently joined our team to perform procedures with the new da Vinci Robot."

Dr. Rebecca Deal, incoming General Surgeon at Cody Regional Health, emphasized the significance of this acquisition for the surgical team, stating, "The da Vinci Surgical System is a game-changer for surgeons. Its precision and minimally invasive capabilities will enhance our ability to perform complex procedures with greater accuracy. This advanced technology not only benefits our patients by reducing surgery time and promoting quicker recovery but also empowers our surgical team to provide the best possible care."

Dr. Thomas Etter, a highly regarded surgeon with extensive community experience, has been a staunch advocate for da Vinci Robotics. He shared, "The introduction of the da Vinci Surgical System at Cody Regional Health marks a significant advancement in our surgical capabilities. It will enable us to offer patients minimally invasive procedures with enhanced precision. I'm excited to undergo training in da Vinci Robotics this year, and I believe this technology will greatly benefit our patients."

The Cody Regional Health Foundation's support in acquiring the da Vinci Surgical System exemplifies its mission to empower healthcare excellence. The system is expected to be operational in April 2024, ushering in a new era of surgical excellence for the Cody community.

Cody Regional Health remains committed to providing exceptional healthcare services, with the continued support of our generous donors and dedicated Foundation. Together, we will empower healthcare excellence in our region.

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About Cody Regional Health

Cody Regional Health (CRH) is a national leading critical care access healthcare system serving Northwest Wyoming. CRH employs and partners with over 100 providers offering a wide variety of comprehensive services including a walk-in clinic, Orthopedic clinic, and wound care clinic and cardiology center. Adjacent to our hospital is a 94-bed Long-Term Care Center and 16-bed chemical dependency center. CRH offer an 8-bed hospice care house and a regional cancer center. CRH abides by the Planetree philosophy as a model of health care. The Planetree model strives to enhance patient comfort by personalizing, humanizing and demystifying the health care experience. More information can be found at