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Denton Regional Medical Center Announces the Winner of Their "Name the Robot" Contest

December 13, 2011

Congratulations to Caprice Thomas, winner of the Denton Regional Name the Robot Contest!  The winning name was LEO! Caprice and her family had the opportunity to meet “Leo”, the da Vinci® robot, and experience how this technology makes surgery easier for patients.  The Thomas family will also receive a free family membership to the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science!

Denton Regional received entries from children throughout Denton County and the DFW area.  The da Vinci robot even traveled to a UNT home football game where Mean Green Fans were able to submit entries for the contest, as well as participate in a simulation that allowed them see what the physicians at Denton Regional experience during surgery. 

“We had many entries and appreciated all the kids submitting their great ideas and art work.  We were so impressed by their creativity and truly appreciated the support we received from the community.” said Caleb O’Rear, CEO, Denton Regional Medical Center.

About Denton Regional Medical Center’s da Vinci® Si Surgical System

Denton Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in Denton County to introduce the da Vinci® Si Surgical System to our operating room and to our community. This is a significant arrival because of the value it offers our surgical staff and those in the region we serve.

The da Vinci® Si has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room, many of which translate to patient benefits. Here are a few features of the da Vinci® Si:

  • Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field with up to 10x magnification
  • New optional dual console allows second surgeon to provide assistance
  • Superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy
  • Surgical dexterity and precision far greater than the human hand
  • Updated and simplified user interface to enhance OR efficiency
  • New ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort

Together, these technological advancements provide our surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. Commenting on the introduction of the da Vinci Si System, Chief Executive Officer Caleb O’Rear said, “We believe that the new features of the da Vinci Si System will help us provide the best possible outcomes and is proof of our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery.”

da Vinci’s advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. This acquisition complements our goal of extending minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients. It can be used for a multitude of procedures, including, but not limited to: prostatectomy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, coronary artery bypass, mitral valve repair and colorectal surgery.

Founded in 1972, our hospital has been serving a growing community for three decades. We are a full-service 208-bed, acute care facility located in Denton, Texas.  With a full range of services including advanced heart surgery, women’s services, and orthopedic surgery, our hospital is well recognized for medical excellence and its mission of compassionate care.

For more information about our hospital or the da Vinci Si System, please contact us at 940-384-3252 or visit our website at www.dentonregional.com.

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