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CenturyLink Case Study Childrens Hospital

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  • 1. ChallengeThe Children’s Hospital of Denver has 2,300 employees that work from manylocations. In order to better serve its child patients, the hospital moved to a largerlocation. The transition included bringing an outsourced, data center solutionin house. As a result, IT managers needed to implement a solution that couldefficiently connect all the hospital’s locations and support the high-bandwidthneeds of its data center, picture archiving communications system (PACS) andelectronic medical records applications.SolutionDecision makers evaluated three leading vendors in the Denver area. Theycompared them for the flexibility of their service offerings, their ability to workwith the hospital in a “partnership” capacity, and their ability to lower costs.Per Todd Panella, IT manager for the Children’s Hospital, the analysis led to theCenturyLink Solutions Featuring:CenturyLink™Metro EthernetCase Study: The Children’s Hospital(continued on back)
  • 2. Customer:The Children’s Hospitalwww.thechildrenshospital.orgBusiness Challenge:The Children’s Hospital moved its 258-bedpediatric hospital to a new location. As partof the move, managers needed a highlyflexible connectivity solution to meet therequirements of the new site.Solution:After comparing the offerings of majorvendors in the Denver area, managerschose the CenturyLink™Metro Ethernetservice.Benefits and Results: *Improved patient care by enabling real-time digital exam image readingsStandardized on Metro Ethernetsolution to enable cost-saving serviceconsolidationFlexible, scalable solution allowed easyaddition of new sites*These results are unique to this entity and should notbe considered an indication of the amount of savings orimprovements, if any, that may be realized by any other entitysubscribing to comparable services.1801 California StreetDenver, CO 802021 800-860-1020www.centurylink.com©2011 CenturyLink, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Not to be distributed or reproduced by anyone other than CenturyLink entities.CR080709 10/08(continued from front page)selection of the CenturyLink™Metro Ethernet service. Thesolution connects 15 sites in the Denver metro area.Benefits and ResultsThe ability for doctors to do real-time consultations ofpatient digital exam images “has been a huge win for usbecause it improves patient care.”The faster Metro Ethernet infrastructure means thatdoctors and nurses are “able to work more effectively andefficiently with patient electronic medical records.”The metro Ethernet solution enabled service consolidationprojects that will save the hospital $960,000 annuallyThe high-capacity solution enabled IT managers tosimplify network administration by consolidatingcommunications servicesThe available Metro Ethernet bandwidth positions thehospital to deploy new technologies such as videoconferencingClientFounded in 1908, The Children’s Hospital is a private; not-for-profit pediatric health-care network dedicated 100 percent tocaring for kids. With 1,130 pediatric specialists and more than2,300 full-time employees, Children’s is home to a number ofnationally and internationally recognized medical programs. TheChildren’s Hospital has been ranked for more than a decadeas one of the best children’s hospitals nationally in U.S. News& World Report, and as the consistent choice eight years in arow by area physicians for the care of their loved ones.