Englewood Community Hospital hosted a Birthday Party for 'ERICA the ROBOT', their surgical robot. The community was invited to the open house to celebrate the one-year of robotic surgery technology available at Englewood Community Hospital. Attendees had the opportunity to test drive the robot with professionals on hand to discuss this less invasive surgical technique.

ERICA assists the surgical team to perform Urologic, Gynecologic and various types of General Surgery. Compared with open surgery, patients having robotic surgery may experience shorter hospitalization, reduced pain, faster recovery, smaller incisions, less blood loss and minimal scarring. ERICA stands for Excellence, Respect, Integrity, Compassion and Accountability that are important values held by the Englewood Community Hospital team.