NOMC eyes robotic surgery as it looks to future (VIDEO)

NOMC heart catheterization

Some facilities, such as NOMC's heart catheterization laboratory, provide services that area patients once traveled out of town to obtain.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 06:26 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Whether at north Okaloosa County's hospital or at Physicians Plaza, "the four-story,” healthcare here remains as personal and local as it was when brothers Dr. Justus O. and Dr. Olin Oliver Enzor opened the community's first hospital in 1926.

Today, North Okaloosa Medical Center has evolved into a modern hospital complex featuring innovative technologies found in a larger community, yet with personal care.

See "Related Media" at left for video of North Okaloosa Medical Center.

"We're caring for our neighbors," NOMC chief executive officer David Fuller said. "A hospital like this in a community like ours is not like being in Pensacola or Tallahassee or Atlanta, where the chances of bumping into one of your patients in the grocery store is slim to none.”

The hospital evaluates new equipment and technologies as they become available, Fuller said. While expense is a factor in acquiring equipment, even more important is having sufficient need for the devices.

"We're always looking at how we need to grow and what we need to expand to meet the community's needs," Fuller said. "You need to have a volume of procedures to keep your competency and quality level."

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