7. Barnabas Today Documents Success, Growth
The summer 2012 issue of the hospital's magazine, Barnabas Today which mailed to 100,000 households in late June, featured a story about a professional opera singer's robotic prostate surgery and quick return to the stage. The volume of surgeries performed by the 27 surgeons on the Saint Barnabas robotic surgery system increased 60% between 2011 and 2012, from 250 to 400. Based on the increasing demand, and despite the launch of an FDA evaluation of the da Vinci system, Saint Barnabas is adding another robot and expanding its robotic surgery system into a multidisciplinary program.