Surgery Open House Set For Oct. 15
VISALIA – Tulare County residents will get a chance to play surgeon
on Saturday, Oct. 15, during an open house and tour of Kaweah Delta Medical
Center’s Surgery Department.
The free event, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will give
attendees a chance to suit up, get a guided tour of the surgery department,
and visit hands-on interactive stations. Guided tours will begin on the
western lawn of the Acequia Wing Entrance of Kaweah Delta Medical Center
at Acequia Avenue and South Floral Street. Parking is available in the
Acequia Avenue parking structure.
“People are so curious about life inside the operating room. This
is their chance to come out and get a behind-the-scenes look,” said
Nancy Green, a Registered Nurse First Assistant in the surgery department
of Kaweah Delta Medical Center. “People come away from this tour
and they’re just amazed because it truly delivers an ‘ooh-ah
The tour will include hands-on activities, opportunities to speak with
staff, and stops to observe the following operating rooms:
- -da Vinci Si (robotic surgery)
- -Orthopedics (total joint replacements)
- -Laparoscopic surgery
- -Vascular procedures
The department is newly remodeled; over the summer two new surgery suites
were completed. The open house is taking place in celebration of Perioperative
Nurses Week, Nov. 6-12, which honors operating room nurses nationwide.