Sauk Prairie Healthcare’s goal was clear: Leverage patient-centric, clinically integrated technology to help provide the highest-quality care and a superior patient experience in its new state-of-the-art facility. Given the scope of the project and the tight construction schedule, Sauk Prairie’s IT team recognized it needed to work fast and smart with an experienced partner to design, configure and implement an entire new core infrastructure that would be ready for the hospital’s grand opening in just 16 months.

To jump-start the process, CDW Healthcare experts conducted a series of discovery sessions to understand the business requirements, pain points and current solutions in every key area. We used this information to design the technology, which included unified communications, wireless networking, server virtualization, storage, security and a new data center that could support future growth.

Coordination is Key

We created a detailed budget, implementation plan and timeline. With so many moving pieces, CDW Healthcare Senior Project Manager Bill Spilman played a pivotal role keeping the project on track. He worked closely with the vendors of each of the multiple clinical systems involved — from the operating room to medical imaging to nurse call — to determine the infrastructure requirements and make sure the new network was properly configured to support each piece of equipment.

At the same time, he also coordinated with the hospital’s facilities managers, such as HVAC, was in weekly or daily contact with Sauk Prairie’s internal network administrators, and worked with dozens of CDW Healthcare team members and CDW Healthcare business partners.

A True Partner
By working seamlessly as an extension of Sauk Prairie’s IT team, we were able to meet its clinical integration goals on time and on budget, with little or no interruption to patient care services. Pleased with the increased patient and clinician satisfaction and improved efficiency, Sauk Prairie has already started moving forward with expanding the infrastructure to connect a satellite medical office building and clinic with the new hospital.

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