Olathe Medical Center Opens Surgical and Pharmacy Expansion

OLATHE, KAN. (December 14, 2020) – Four new operating rooms and an upgraded pharmacy are now open at Olathe Medical Center (OMC). The 16,990 sq. ft. expansion was completed in early November and surgeons are now performing surgeries in the state-of-the-art suites.

The expansion was supported by a $4 million donation from the Sunderland Foundation, and includes:

  • A neurosurgery operating suite large enough to accommodate a variety of surgeries, including: brain biopsies, navigated fusions, and surgeries involving the nerves, lumbar and cervical spine.
  • A hybrid electrophysiology suite for complex cardiac catheterization surgeries. The addition of this hybrid operating room will expand the surgeon’s ability to perform more advanced, image-guided vascular and interventional cardiology procedures.
  • Two general operating rooms with the most sophisticated technology to accommodate a variety of different types of surgeries.
  • A new space for decontamination, prep and pack, sterilization and storage of all the surgical tools. It is full with additional equipment to improve the surgical staff’s efficiency while also providing an overall safer and more ergonomic work environment.
  • A new pharmacy that is double the size of the previous 32-year-old pharmacy. It is equipped with a sterile compounding suite, an expanded storage space for IV fluid and an integrated bar code scanning software to enhance medication safety.

This expansion will allow OMC to continue adding the most advanced surgical procedures. Some of the new, minimally invasive procedures performed at OMC over the past year include endobronchial valve treatment for patients with severe emphysema, Transcatether Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) for patients who are not candidates for open heart surgery, and outpatient hip replacement.