Mountainside Medical Center asks the community to name surgical robot
Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center is holding a “Name the Robot Contest,” for the hospital’s Stryker Mako robotic surgical system.
The hospital is inviting local community members to suggest a nickname for the robot. A panel of judges including hospital employees and robotic surgeons will choose the winner based on creativity, according to a hospital press release. The winner be contacted and the winning entry will be announced to the public by Feb. 28.
The entry form is accessible on the hospital’s website, and the contest ends on Friday, Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m. The contest is open to all ages, and multiple entries per person are acceptable.
Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center acquired a Stryker Mako robotic surgical system to perform robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures, the release said. The robot gives patients a minimally invasive option for total hip, total knee and partial knee replacements.
“Mountainside is proud to be able to offer this highly advanced robotic technology to patients requiring hip or knee joint replacement in our community,” chief executive officer Tim O’Brien said in the release. “This addition to our orthopedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare close to home.”