Local Cub Scouts visiting Dupont Hospital to learn about robotics

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (April 30, 2018) – Needing to see firsthand how robotics is used on the job, Fort Wayne Cub Scout Pack 3034 is turning to Dupont Hospital. Thanks to Dupont’s robotic surgery team, approximately 10 scouts, along with their siblings and parents, will get a chance Tuesday to see a demonstration of how this advanced technology assists surgeons providing high-tech healthcare.

The hands-on experience will begin at 7 p.m. and last about an hour. After it’s over, the scouts will qualify for their robotics belt loop. Dupont team members expect this to be an educational and enjoyable opportunity.

“One of the best parts for the kids may be that the audible messages coming from the system sound a little like the voice of Darth Vader,” said Chris Butler, surgical services team leader, Dupont Hospital. “Dupont has always been known for being high-tech and high-touch. This is a great way to continue that approach.”

Dupont Hospital, which opened in 2001, has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® four times by IBM Watson Health™ – 2012 and 2015-2017.        

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Editor’s note: Media are invited to gather just before 7 p.m. tomorrow outside the main entrance of Dupont Hospital, 2520 E. Dupont Road. Anyone arriving after that is asked to call the hospital switchboard, 416-3000, to request an escort to the demonstration. 
 

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Geoff Thomas
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