Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths worldwide and is often discovered later than is optimal for effective treatment. Inspira is focused on giving patients earlier diagnoses, at a time when their disease is more treatable. With the introduction of a new technology - the Monarch™ navigational bronchoscopy platform - Inspira does just that.
MULLICA HILL, NJ (October 23, 2018) — Inspira Health Network celebrated the completion of its brand-new Innovation Center in Mullica Hill today. Located in the South Jersey Technology Park on Rowan University’s West Campus, the center is designed to accelerate the development and implementation of leading edge, patient-focused products and technologies.
The highlight of the Innovation Center is a fully functional patient room modeled after Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill’s future design. It also features a “living room” area similar to what would be found in a patient’s home. It can be used to plan a patient’s transition from an Inspira acute facility to their home. These spaces allow Inspira to design “proofs of concept,” testing technology and models that allow the health network to advance care delivery for its communities. With the use of a life-like interactive mannequin, these advances can be applied and tested directly in a clinical environment, within the Innovation Center.
Spanning approximately 2,500 square feet, Inspira’s Innovation Center features an open format design, with floor-to-ceiling glass partitions separating six collaboration rooms for brainstorming. A generous donation from the Inspira Auxiliary Gloucester County supported the Innovation Center project.
“We are already testing concepts of an interactive patient room of the future,” said Dave Johnson, vice president of Innovations. “This center is a “maker space,” offering Inspira teams an escape to collaborate, utilize innovation tools, and deliver transformational care back to our local community. We are focused on practical, but creative ways to improve safety, quality, and the overall patient experience.”
“With such close proximity to our new Mullica Hill hospital, the location of our new Innovation Center is ideal,” said John DiAngelo, president and CEO of Inspira Health Network. “By placing it in the South Jersey Technology Park, we have access to Rowan, researchers, start-up businesses and entrepreneurs.”
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About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization serving communities across southern New Jersey. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 150 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing, digestive health and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than 30 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem and Camden counties.
Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,700 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the network’s clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.