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Phoenix Children’s Receives First-ever Medtronic Stealth Autoguide™ for Neurosurgery

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals with rankings in all ten specialties. Phoenix Children’s provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. Their Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) is the largest pediatric neuroscience center in the US. This facility heals children with neurological and mental health diseases and disorders so that they can have a happy and healthy quality of life by offering the most comprehensive inpatient and outpatient neurological care and services to infants, children and teens with neurological-related problems.

Thunderbirds Charities awarded the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation $250,000 towards the first-ever Stealth Autoguide Platform, which has recently arrived to Phoenix Children’s main hospital facility. This is a robotic positioning and guidance system intended for the spatial positioning and orientation of instrument holders or tool guides used with neurosurgical instruments. BNI at Phoenix Children’s is eager to combine its deep bench of clinical talent with Medtronic’s cutting-edge innovation.

“The Stealth Autoguide Platform is a tremendous addition to our neurosurgical team’s life-changing tools,” said P. David Adelson, Division Chief of Neurosurgery and Director of BNI at Phoenix Children’s. “Neurosurgery is such an intricate specialty, and having this technology at our fingertips will further improve our neurosurgical precision and outcomes. It will ultimately lead to improved care for the children we care for at BNI at Phoenix Children’s.”