UIT Provides Critical Phone Infrastructure for New Packard Children’s Expansion
This month, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is opening its newly expanded pediatric and obstetric hospital campus. This hospital — more than just a “new wing” added to the previous hospital — makes Packard Children’s one of the nation’s most technologically advanced and sustainable hospitals.
The expansion more than doubles the size of the existing hospital by linking the original building with a new main building, bringing the total hospital space to a measurement of 844,000 square feet. The expanded space transforms the patient experience through family-centered design and technological innovation, while setting new standards for sustainability in hospital design.
UIT makes communication possible
University IT (UIT) is proud to be a part of this project. Many organizations within UIT — including Service Integration, Installation and Maintenance, Facility Engineering, Hosting Services, Voice Application Services, IT Operations Center, Health Care Account Team, Shared Services, and the Project Management Office — helped design and install a voice infrastructure system that provides redundancy and sustainability while supporting over 1,100 new phone lines.
This infrastructure provides phone lines for staff, patients, interpreters, fax machines, elevator communication systems, meters and alarms, and red emergency phones. It also provides the different types of phone lines needed for the Stanford Emergency Command Center located in the new wing of the hospital. UIT also provided the new hospital with other services such as messaging/paging services, an overhead paging service, telephony and messaging for nurse phones, call center and call recording services, and operator services.