Photo Gallery | West Chester Hospital's new surgical robot gets a name
WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - The two seventh grade science classes at Lakota responsible for submitting the two finalist robot names – S.A.M. (“Surgical Assisting Mechanism”) and STITCH (“Surgical Tiny Incision Tremor Controlled Hand”) – gathered at the West Chester Hospital for a series of tours and the final unveiling ceremony. The two classes included Erin Middendorf’s first period class at Lakota Plains Junior (representing S.A.M.) and Heidi Adams’ sixth period class at Hopewell Junior (representing STITCH).
The classes broke into four separate groups and enjoyed a pizza lunch and tours of the hospital’s facilities, including the chance for each student to test drive the new robot. In the end, Lakota’s students and staff gathered for an unveiling ceremony in which S.A.M. was announced as the official name for West Chester’s new surgical robot. The winning class accepted the certificate and a brand new iPad2 for their classroom.