Philips and STERIS form global alliance to provide hybrid surgical rooms for optimal imaging





Royal Philips Electronics and STERIS Corporation announced that the two companies are collaborating to provide hybrid operating rooms for open and minimally invasive cardiovascular surgical procedures.  The seamless combination of Philips cardiovascular X-ray systems and STERIS HD 360°™ Suites technologies and design services will create a flexible environment where clinicians can treat patients requiring minimally invasive procedures, or those needing open surgery, within a single operating suite. The relationship will also provide hospitals with opportunities for surgical innovation and improved infection prevention programs.

The new solutions provided by the Philips-STERIS collaboration will deliver hybrid operating rooms that optimize workflow and streamline the room planning and installation process. As a result, clinical staff will benefit from a more tailored and intuitive environment that has the potential to increase the efficiency of procedures for healthcare professionals.

Bert van Meurs, senior vice president of Cardiovascular X-ray at Philips Healthcare said, Our partnership with STERIS demonstrates how we are providing clinicians with operating facilities that combine versatility, ease of use and optimal layout. This means clinicians can spend less time worrying about the technology and more time focusing on the patient.

Bill O’Riordan, STERIS’s vice president and general manager for Surgical and Critical Care Technologies commented , We share the same desire as our Philips colleagues to optimize the surgical environment for clinical professionals and their patients.  Our alliance with Philips will helphealthcare providers meet growing procedural demands and embrace future surgical innovation with ease.  These combined Philips-STERIS solutions may also help to increase staff productivity, maximize daily patient procedure rates and meet rigorous sterility assurance standards and regulations worldwide.