Whether you're having traditional open surgery or a laparoscopic procedure, our team of experienced health care professionals provides highly individualized care. To provide the very best surgical environment for our patients and their loved ones, construction has begun to replace our existing inpatient Surgery Department. The new construction project will link St. John’s Pavilion to the hospital’s patient tower and Prairie Heart Institute. This will create a seamless floor plan that puts all Surgery services — cardiac, pediatric and main surgery — together. The new surgery space is scheduled to open in 2013. Our Outpatient Surgery Center (OSC), located on the second floor of the Pavilion, is for patients who are undergoing a surgery or procedure that does not require an overnight stay. The OSC features separate areas for pre- and post-operative care, including several private rooms. Pediatric surgery patients also have their own waiting area and private recovery rooms.