Amico ceiling columns provide gas and electrical power to an operating room in one convenient and centralized location. The stainless steel external panels are designed for ease of cleaning and aesthetic purposes. Up to 12 outlets and 12 receptacles can be used per column. Retractable ceiling columns increase management of overcrowded areas when supplying medical gas and electrical services. When not in use, the columns can be easily stored by raising the telescopic portion, thus avoiding possible accidental contact with medical personnel.