The Children’s Hospital builds for the future with a converged IP infrastructure from GTRI and Johnson Controls, Inc.
The Children’s Hospital
Customer Profile: Founded in 1908 in Denver, Colorado, The Children’s Hospital is one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the nation. Goals: Replace its existing communications infrastructure to ensure a scalable solution that will enable caregivers efficient communicative abilities. Solution: GTRI designed Cisco solution integrating voice, data, imaging and wireless on a single IP network. Deployment: GTRI provided simultaneous rollout of communication infrastructure to ensure a smooth transition into a new facility with existing staff. Alternatives: Platform that decentralized the communications into a cluster of IP servers hosted at a co-locaton Benefits: Simplification, scalability and internal monitoring with onsite staff
The construction of a new state-of-the-art facility presented The Children’s Hospital with an opportunity to overhaul its existing communications infrastructure. With 12 locations in its Network of Care, the hospital sought a scalable solution that would enable caregivers to communicate more efficiently, support a “silent hospital” model, and, ultimately, enhance bedside delivery of care.
GTRI designed a Cisco Unified Communications solution for the hospital, converging voice, data, video, imaging, and wireless on a single IP backbone. One of the largest single-location IP implementations in the world, the new infrastructure supports more than 5,500 active VoIP phones and enables the hospital to deploy a range of personal communications devices.
The hospital’s new communications infrastructure allows caregivers to communicate with each other silently and efficiently across floors, buildings, and geographic locations. Built on IP technology, the architecture can keep scaling to support new applications as the hospital continues to expand its technology footprint.