Medical Center Invests in IT Backbone to Ensure Continuity of Care to Critical Patients

June 25, 2019

Vertiv delivers power, cooling, and monitoring solutions for a data center and 9 network closets to ensure 100% availability of critical hospital information systems.


Background

The Florida branch of a large, non-profit academic medical center experiences a hospital occupancy rate that typically exceeds 90%. To better serve patients in a growing market, the healthcare system recently completed an expansion at its main Florida campus, which includes the addition of a new 221,000-square foot multi-level hospital tower specifically designed to accommodate patients with complex care needs. The tower houses a 2,500 square foot data center and nine network closets, which serve as the backbone for IT in the facility and supports the availability of hospital information systems to caregivers working in the tower. The healthcare provider turned to its long-time partner, Vertiv, to deliver critical power and cooling infrastructure solutions to ensure the reliability, efficiency and flexibility of its critical IT infrastructure.

Results

  • Ensures healthcare providers’ ability to deliver high-quality care to the sickest patients
  • Enhanced reliability and increased protection for critical IT equipment
  • Improved efficiency and flexibility through a centralized approach to critical power
  • Delivers peace of mind through continuous monitoring of air and power infrastructure
  • Validated that all requirements were met to pass AHCA inspection and avoid project delays

 

Case Summary
Location: Florida
Vertiv Solution: The Vertiv team provided power and precision cooling solutions for the tower’s data center and network closets along with a proactive monitoring solution to protect equipment and data from the threats of heat, humidity and power problems.
Critical Need: Improved patient care was the primary impetus behind the tower expansion at the medical center’s main Florida campus. The tower provides space for emergency services and it accommodates high-acuity patients with complex care needs, including those facing cancer, cardiac and neurological conditions. This patient population demands the best possible care, and the care givers who work in the tower need to know that they have 24/7 access to the data and systems that help facilitate their life-saving services.

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