Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2015

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applications, case studies & best practices Doctors and nurses spend more time with patients at a top public hospital system in Indianapolis, Indiana, thanks in part to technology integration from Johnson Controls. The Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis features integrated clinical, building and administrative systems to improve clinical care for more than 19,000 inpatients and thousands of outpatients each year. The facility is the new fl agship hospital campus of Eskenazi Health, one of the country's largest public hospital systems. "Patients are familiar with X-rays and stethoscopes during a visit to the doctor, but rarely consider that behind those hospital walls is a complex web of systems that work together to help doctors and nurses provide care," said Brendon Buckley, director, healthcare integration, Johnson Controls. "Building technologies play an important role in delivering better healthcare at a lower cost." Technologies inside Eskenazi Health patients' rooms, such as nurse call, heating, air conditioning, lighting and television, digitally communicate to improve care and safety inside the Johnson Controls helps Eskenazi Health stay connected at new fl agship hospital Teaming with Technology INTEGRATED TECH hospital. For example, security systems communicate with nurse call devices to alert staf if a patient or clinician needs help. Nurses also stay at the patient's bed side longer with mobile access to medical records, such as prescribed medications. "Our nurses and doctors need the right information at the right time to provide the best care possible for our patients," said Lee Ann Blue, chief nursing of cer and executive vice present of patient care services at Eskenazi Health. "This new facility is designed to give our clinicians the technologies and resources they need to treat patients safely and ef ectively." The integrated technology lowers energy and operational costs. The new facility is on track to become the fi rst LEED Silver-certifi ed hospital campus in Indiana. The new hospital campus replaced Wishard Hospital and includes 19 oper- ating rooms, an administrative building, an inpatient mental health unit, an out- patient care clinic, a 2,700-space park- ing garage and a central utility plant. HOK and Jacobs Engineering managed the design and construction of the more than 1.2-million- square-foot, 315-bed facility. The design and construction process leveraged a Johnson Controls technology contract to create a connected medical environment where more than 20 clinical, business and building systems communicate with over 40 interface points. The Johnson Controls team worked with business administra- tors, patients, nurses and doctors to de- velop a technology roadmap that met the goals of future growth and development through the utilization of integrated building systems. Technology contract- ing lowers initial construction costs and decreases long-term operational and utility expenses by converging individual systems from multiple vendors into a single networking solution. The health campus will save critical resources by eliminating the need to manage multiple, duplicate or discrete systems under vari- ous vendors, contracts and proprietary protocols in the constantly evolving technology marketplace. For more information, visit Products Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital Indianapolis, Indiana DETAILS 1.2 million square feet Over 40 interface points 315 beds 60 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2015 | MCDM AG.COM

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