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Dickinson Hosts Naming Contest for New Robot

Naming the newest addition to the Orthopaedic Surgery team is no small task, which led CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson to call on the entire community for their best ideas. CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Foundation’s Board of Directors recently approved the purchase of Stryker’s Mako SmartRobotics System, making CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson the first hospital in the region to offer this type of robotic-arm assisted technology for total and partial knees and total hips.

Giving the Mako robot a name will both personalize it for patients as well as raise awareness of its arrival and the assets it brings the hospital.

The Mako, a robotic-arm assisted technology, provides surgeons with the means to give every patient an individualized surgery. A 3D model of a patient’s hip or knee is used to pre-plan and assist the surgeon in performing joint replacement surgery.

In keeping with CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson’s vision to be recognized as a regional center of excellence in health and wellness, the newest addition of the Mako robot will further increase the hospital’s ability to provide cutting-edge technology in a compassionate and caring atmosphere.

For those interested in participating in the naming contest, please submit your most creative names via the online submission form by February 14, 2021:

The winner of the contest will receive a custom CHI prize package along with publicity for their Mako name in the hospital newsletter, on the hospital website and Facebook page, and through an announcement to the local media.

To read more about the Stryker Mako System robotic-arm assisted technology for use in total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements, go to: