WVU Medicine dedicates surgery suite

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Celebrating the dedication of the Langlet Family Surgical Suite are, from left, WVU Medicine President and CEO Anthony P. Zelenka, Mary Lou Langlet, Mark Langlet and WVU Medicine Vice President of Operations Neil McLaughlin.

RANSON, W.Va. — WVU Medicine, along with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house recently to dedicate and name the new surgical suite at Jefferson Medical Center.

The suite was officially named the Langlet Family Surgical Suite. The late Dr. Jules F. Langlet was a physician and surgeon on the medical staff at Charles Town General Hospital and Jefferson Medical Center from 1957 until his retirement in 2006.

“We wanted to properly acknowledge Dr. Langlet’s decades of service as a dedicated physician in Jefferson County while also recognizing the support and generosity Jefferson Medical Center has received from the Langlet family for many years,” Dr. Tim Devine, medical staff president, said in a news release.

According to Devine, the naming symbolizes WVU Medicine’s thanks to the Langlet family for the family’s continued support of the hospital and its mission to provide the best in health care services to area residents.

“We were delighted that Mary Lou Langlet and her son, Mark, were able to attend today’s ceremony,” Devine added.

In March 2017, Jefferson Medical Center officials announced plans to expand and update the hospital’s operating rooms and consolidate surgical services into a more efficient suite on the first floor. The final phase of the 5,400-square-foot surgical suite project was completed last month.

The suite includes a new, larger operating room built to accommodate orthopedic surgeries and other complex procedures now being performed at Jefferson Medical Center, as well as a surgical preparation (pre-op) and recovery area, expanded staff support space and a large visitor waiting room.

“Jefferson Medical Center has invested over $2.4 million in this project designed to ease patient flow, enhance staff efficiency, and provide a more collaborative environment for patients, families, physicians and staff to function,” Neil McLaughlin, vice president of operations, said in the release. “As we add physicians, the expanded surgical suite will allow us to offer an even greater variety and number of surgical procedures here in Jefferson County.”