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Samaritan Medical Center will be hosting a community open house on Thursday, June 13th from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Surgical Services Waiting Area on the second floor of the Medical Center Pavilion, 830 Washington Street, Watertown.

The Open House will showcase the latest advancement in surgical technology, Samaritan's da Vinci™ Robotic Surgical System. Samaritan surgeons who are now utilizing this technology in surgical procedures for urology, gynecology and general surgery will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate the robot's capabilities.

The highlight of the event will be the announcement of the winners of Samaritan's community-wide "Name Our Robot" contest, at 5 p.m. Since Samaritan is committed to serving the North Country community with state-of-the-art services, the hospital team felt that area students should have a hand in giving the da Vinci robot a proper name.

The "Name Our Robot" contest was open to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Students were given information about the da Vinci Surgical System and were then asked to come up with a name for the robot, provide a brief explanation of the name and draw a picture of the robot. The hospital received more than 230 student submissions.

The grand prize/name winner will be announced at the Open House, as will artwork winners selected from each grade. Also announced will be the school with the most overall entries, which will receive a $500 donation for their school's parent-teacher association.

All of the entries will be on display in the Surgical Services Waiting Area on the second floor of Samaritan Medical Center during the Open House event and through the end of the month.

For further information, please contact the Samaritan Medical Center Marketing Department at 785-4584.

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