TriState Health Foundation Receives a $25,000 Donation from Avista Foundation to Support the Surgery Center Expansion


TriState Health Foundation receives a $25,000 donation from Avista Foundation to support the TriState Health’s Surgery Center Expansion. TriState Health is looking to expand and update their Surgery Center. The expansion will provide the following benefits for the patient and families that they serve:

  • Larger footprint to incorporate essential surgical technologies (da Vinci Surgical Robot), allowing our teams to make the best possible patient-focused decisions.
  • Expanded recovery area with sufficient space to accommodate multiple staff and patients with easy access to mobile x-ray units, ventilators, and other life-saving equipment.
  • An enhanced design and workflow for staff that leads to better nursing access and
    patient/family satisfaction along with better patient care coordination.
  • Central Sterile Processing area, which is vital to prepare the supplies needed for each surgery patient. It will have the necessary washer-decontaminators, sterilizers, and prep tables.
  • Additional Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) rooms. This area is considered a critical care unit, as patients are monitored closely during the first hour after receiving anesthesia.
  • Opportunity for a family member to stay with the patient in a single patient room, if needed.
  • More efficient space for staff and physicians.

“Support is critical to the success of this project, which will greatly impact the long term health of our residents,” said D’Lynn Ottmar, TriState Health Foundation Chief Development Officer. “Keeping care local will result in quicker recovery times and improved health outcomes because patients are in close proximity to their support networks.”

The TriState Health Surgery Center Infrastructure Project aims to replace, upgrade, and expand infrastructure supporting the TriState Surgery Center with minimal interruptions to patient services. This project will allow TriState to improve patient safety and service capacity, meet the needs of the senior population within our community, and expand surgical procedure offerings and output.

“Avista appreciates the partnership we have with TriState Health Foundation,” said Kristine Meyer, Avista Community Investment and Foundation Manager. “We are proud to invest in the new surgery center at TriState so members of our community have access to the best care possible right here.”

To learn more about TriState Health’s Surgery Center Expansion or to donate, visit