Regional West Foundation Receives $30,000 Grant From Oregon Trail Community Foundation for the da Vinci® Surgical System

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., ― Regional West Foundation is proud to receive $30,000 from the Oregon Trail Community Foundation (OTCF) to help fund the purchase of the da Vinci® Surgical System, an advanced robotic system that can have many benefits, including less pain, shorter hospital stays, reduced blood loss, less scarring, and quicker recovery times.

OTCF is a benevolent community trust organized to benefit citizens of western Nebraska and Goshen and Platte Counties in eastern Wyoming. The OTCF board of directors voted unanimously to award a $30,000 grant to Regional West Foundation for the innovative robotic system.

“Regional West Foundation is thrilled to receive this grant for the da Vinci® Surgical System,” said John Massey, Regional West Foundation chair. “We extend our sincerest thanks to OTCF for their generosity and support in our mission to provide quality, advanced healthcare to our region.”

Regional West’s new robotic surgery suite, featuring the da Vinci® Surgical System, opened in February. Robotic surgery combines the best features of traditional open and minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery. It is well-suited for gynecologic, prostate, kidney, gallbladder, hernia, and colorectal surgeries.

Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 in-network providers, and 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.