By Jamie Gardner
For years surgeons and operating room (OR) staff at Appling HealthCare have maneuvered patients throughout various parts of the facility in order to perform surgeries. Patient holding and prep was in one area, patient recovery in another and the actual operating rooms in another area. This has now changed. All of the operating/surgical services at Appling HealthCare are now located within an entire wing, or suite as the employees call it, of the hospital and many staff members reported this has greatly improved flow and patient care within the department. The area where surgery is housed currently is located where the old emergency room was located, or on the north side of the campus.