This Canadian Health Centre recently completed the first phase of a four-year $450 million expansion project that doubled the medical center’s area to nearly one million square feet and added a state-of-the-art cancer center. First opened in May 2012, the new complex comprises a technically elite medical center with 319 beds plus 12 bassinets in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The regional care centre provides advanced diagnostics, radiation treatment, and follow-up cancer care to the nearly half-million people living in Eastern Canada. At the heart of the health centre's expansion is an Extreme Networks' network solution that keeps critical information flowing smoothly 24×7. When designing the new health center, they outlined demanding network specifications for the speed, capacity, and flexibility to handle 2,000 end-user computing devices running approximately 400 software applications.
Benefits of the new network solution include:
- Reduced EHR backup time from 28 hours to 4 hours—a sevenfold improvement
- Enhanced the new cancer center’s data integrity and accuracy rating from 14th to 10th in the province
- Improved overall patient satisfaction ratings and decreased wait times from the previous year