SOURCE: TriPower


February 21, 2012 09:00 ET

TriPower Installs Distributed Antenna System in Strategic Expansion of Phoenix Children's Hospital

$538 Million Hospital Expansion Includes Thoughtfully Designed System Designed to Support Wireless Devices for Hospital Staff and Guests

LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - TriPower, a leading wireless system integrator providing in-building wireless antenna network solutions and technical services to ensure public safety radios, cellular phones and wireless voice and data networks work reliably indoors, today announced the installation of a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) for Phoenix Children's Hospital. The system ensures dependable, consistent wireless access for hospital staff and guests throughout the organization's highly advanced, new facility.

Founded in 1983, Phoenix Children's Hospital is one of the ten largest children's hospitals in the country and provides specialty and sub-specialty inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. In 2006, the organization recognized the looming pediatric population boom that was facing Arizona and made plans for a $538 million expansion, including a new signature 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower, which opened last year.

The expansion increases Children's Phoenix Hospital's capacity from 345 licensed beds to 465 licensed beds, ultimately targeting a total of 626 licensed beds at full build-out, which is expected in the next five years. The new tower features expanded clinic space, state-of-the-art operating rooms, cutting-edge pediatric radiology technology, a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a separate Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit to support the hospital's growing Children's Heart Center. The new facility also includes a robust, neutral DAS designed and installed by TriPower that supports a variety of electronic devices including cellular phones, mobile devices and two-way radios used by the hospital's maintenance and security as well as those used by local fire and police personnel.

"We went into this project with our eyes open, knowing that reliable wireless access is important for our doctors and staff as well as families and other guests in the facility," said Dave Cottle, Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction for Phoenix Children's Hospital. "TriPower was instrumental in bringing a tremendous amount of expertise to the table, allowing us not only to execute against our plans in a timely manner, but also improve things along the way. Their involvement was invaluable."

"We've been involved in healthcare facility construction for over 25 years and have key personnel with a deep understanding of the unique needs and requirements of the industry," said Mike Severns, VP, Healthcare Technologies for TriPower. "We commend Phoenix Children's Hospital for their growth and innovation in serving the needs of the greater Phoenix area and feel extremely honored and grateful for being a part of it."

About TriPower
TriPower's unique knowledge of wireless infrastructure makes us one of the most qualified integrators of in-building coverage and enterprise wireless networks over a scalable Distributed Antenna System (DAS) in the nation. TriPower, a leading wireless system integrator, focuses on planning, designing, installing, and managing complex in-building coverage solutions for customers in healthcare, hospitality, government, public safety, enterprise, and public venue sectors. Working with leading technology providers, TriPower provides an integrated suite of wireless connectivity solutions including wireless data, cellular, public safety, and real time location services.

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