Whether the university is looking for a fire alarm system to protect their students or a professional stadium sound system for the new softball stadium, they rely on Communication Company. We have worked as a team on many projects over the last 35 years.
White County Memorial Hospital built a replacement hospital in 2008. We were brought in as a direct partner with the owner to help design the entire low voltage technology package for both the hospital and the adjacent medical office building. We worked side by side with the owner to develop the plan for the Siemens fire alarm, Rauland nurse call, DSX card access, NEC phone system and many more of the technology systems. We estimate by the hospital hiring us direct rather than going through the traditional bid process we saved the hospital roughly $200,000.
Challenge: Design and implement all low-voltage technology for White County’s new hospital and adjacent medical office building.
Solution: We worked with the hospital owners to create a comprehensive plan for everything from fire alarms and nurse call systems to phone systems, secure building access, and more.
Results: The hospital has integrated technologies that allow team members to efficiently communicate with each other and with their patients. And by working directly with Communication Company rather than using a traditional bid process, the hospital saved an estimated $200,000.
As a long time partner with Memorial Hospital of South Bend, we have enjoyed the privilege of working on numerous projects with several departments. The most recent was the new Surgery Center, or South Pavillion. We have expanded the existing networked Rauland Responder IV nurse call system into the surgery project as well as providing them with additional DSX card access control systems. In this facility 450 beds, Communication Company works with Security, Biomed, telecommunication, Nursing, and Information Technology groups. We are involved with the consistent upgrades to the CCTV Security systems with over (150) cameras and a dozen networked Digital Video Recorders. The hospital’s DSX Access Control System encompasses both the main campus and remote sites.
Challenge: Bring the hospital’s new surgery center (known as the South Pavilion) in under the umbrella of technologies we had already designed and implemented throughout previous projects.
Solution: We expanded existing nurse call systems into the surgery center and incorporated security building access systems for the 450-bed facility.
Community Hospital of Munster has proven their dedication to improving patient care technologies by implementing the Rauland Responder IV with Responder Net and the Tracer Nurse Locating system for their new ED and West Tower projects. They also integrated the nurse call with Ascom wireless phones for faster patient communication and a house wide redundant phone system for risk management. By combining all of these technologies the hospital is able to get real time data on the amount of time nurses are actually giving care to patients. Community Hospital took the technology a step further, thus improving patient care even more, by adding large display boards which shows the nurses and the rooms they are assigned to. This gives the physicians the ability to walk onto the floor and immediately see who is caring for their patient. This was accomplished with the Responder Net and the interface to the hospitals ADT system.
Challenge: Incorporate advanced technologies to improve patient care and have a clear picture of the time nurses spend with patients.
Solution: Communication Company consulted with the hospital, and recommended several new and enhanced systems. We tied their nurse call system into wireless phones for faster access to nurses, and provided new response systems to improve patient communication with caregivers.Incorporate advanced technologies to improve patient care and have a clear picture of the time nurses spend with patients.
Results: The hospital now has real-time data on patient care, and has improved caregivers’ ability to respond immediately when needed. In addition, new display boards allow physicians to quickly see who is assigned to care for their patients.
The new 633,000 square foot SJRMC in Mishawaka was an incredible project to be a part of. As the major low voltage technology contractor for the job we provided the nurse call, paging, televisions, and complete security for the entire facility. After countless hours of investigating the right technology for patient care communication, the hospital ultimately decided on the Rauland Borg Responder IV with the Responder NET interface. In making this decision the hospital was able to merge their wireless telephone system with the nurse call, giving the nursing staff the ability to answer patient calls immediately. Thus patient care is delivered faster and hospital satisfaction scores continue to grow.
- The selected Rauland systems allowed the hospital to merge its wireless phone system with the Nurse Call system, so nurses can respond to patient calls immediately.
- Patient care is now delivered faster than ever — and hospital satisfaction scores continue to improve.