The Bethesda Foundation Supports the Robotic Center of Excellence at Bethesda North Hospital

This story originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of Cincinnati Health & Life Magazine.

Nearly 400 guests attended the Bethesda LYCEUM to help raise almost $150,000 in support of The Robotics Center of Excellence at Bethesda North Hospital. During the reception, guests enjoyed cocktails and a hands-on robotics experience with the daVinci XI robotics platform. The reception was followed by dinner and an introduction from TriHealth’s President and CEO, Mark C. Clement. Dr. Mark Delworth, TriHealth System Chief of Surgery and Director of the Robotics Program at Bethesda North Hospital, shared the program at Bethesda North Hospital, which ranks #1 in robotic surgery volume in Ohio, per Intuitive Surgical Inc.

Dr. Delworth’s presentation was followed by this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Hugh Herr, Director of the Biomechatronics group at The MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Herr shared how a mountaineering accident, which left him as a double amputee, inspired him to devote his life to advancing technology for prosthetic devices.

All proceeds from the Bethesda LYCEUM benefit the development of The Robotic Center of Excellence at Bethesda North Hospital. Robotic assisted surgery is an innovative technology that allows surgeons to perform routine and complex surgeries through a few small openings, decreasing invasiveness and improving patient outcomes.Watch the video below to learn more about TriHealth's unique Robotic Surgery program.

Bethesda North Hospital, the regional leader in robotic-assisted surgery, is embracing this next frontier in minimally invasive surgery by adding the newest and most advanced robotic surgical system, the daVinci Xi.

The success of this event was made possible by sponsors and individuals who shared a passion to support a transformational project at Bethesda North Hospital. A special thanks to Presenting Sponsor, Bethesda Inc., Speaker Sponsor, TriHealth and Reception Sponsor, The Bethesda Auxiliary.

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