Today’s healthcare campus represents a medical communications technology landscape that is rapidly advancing in the need for optimized data, voice, video, and healthcare systems capabilities. A standards-based network approach to Healthcare Technology can employ convergent platforms, consistent with established goals resulting in increased flexibility and effective administration from several perspectives.
The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System serves more than 153,000 veterans living in a 15-county area of Michigan and northwest Ohio. The main hospital is part of a campus occupying approximately 25 acres, comprised of 13 buildings, and consisting of 101 acute care beds and 46 nursing home beds.
NV5’s responsibility was two-fold. We first conducted a Healthcare Technology Master Plan Study related to the enhancement and upgrade of Healthcare Technology Systems. These include Nurse Call, Public Address, Code One, Fire Alarm, Wireless Telephone, and Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV). We then executed a Healthcare Technology Infrastructure Upgrade for the Main Hospital, including optical fiber backbone, copper cabling distribution, and telecommunication room fittings throughout the buildings.