TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center announced today the winner of its Name Our Robot Contest. Ryan Daughtry, 12, resident of Gallatin, named Middle Tennessee's first da Vinci® Xi™ robot "Mia - Minimally Invasive Approach."
Entries were judged based on theme and creativity, and voted on by a panel of TriStar Hendersonville's surgical services team. Ryan's submission was chosen based on his artwork and ability to tie in one of the benefits to robotic surgery - significantly less pain and scaring with a quicker return to daily activities.
"We are proud to announce the winner of TriStar Hendersonville's Name Our Robot Contest: Ryan Daughtry," said Cory Darling, chief operating officer. "We would like to thank all of our entrants for making our contest a success as there were many creative submissions."
Ryan was able to spend time with "Mia" working the control panel and moving the robot around the surgery department.
TriStar Hendersonville welcomed "Mia" to the team in August 2016 and physicians have performed over 55 surgeries with the assistance of the robot.