Healthcare networking solutions

Allen Parish Hospital in southwest Louisiana needed a better way to communicate with staff and patients as the hospital responded to the COVID-19 outbreak. AT&T MetroCells came to the rescue, enabling staff and patients to communicate more effectively by cellular phones.

Highlights

AT&T MetroCells significantly boosted wireless coverage for Allen Parish Hospital

  • Challenges/Needs

    Hospital staff use cellphones to communicate with one another and with patients. This communication became important during the COVID-19 outbreak, when patients had to wait in their cars to enable social distancing. But cellular communications had been problematic since the local cell tower was knocked down during a hurricane.

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  • Results

    With AT&T solutions, patient and staff communications are now vastly improved, and the solutions eliminated dead spots on the west side of the hospital campus. It was easy to install, and IT was able to activate and manage the devices online through a convenient portal.

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  • Solution

    Allen Parish Hospital added AT&T MetroCells to boost its wireless coverage after a hurricane took out a nearby cell tower. The technology acts as miniature cell towers, significantly improving the quality of wireless calls. Staff can now communicate with one another and with patients with ease with their devices.

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About Allen Parish Hospital

Residents in southwest Louisiana depend on Allen Parish Hospital for much of their healthcare. The acute and specialty care hospital provides premium quality health care services including outpatient, diagnostic, and behavioral health. The hospital sees patients, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay. AT&T MetroCells helped Allen Parish Hospital boost cellular communications on campus.
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