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Wood County Hospital Selects Telesystem as Cloud-based Service Provider

Published: 10 April 2013

Wood County Hospital Selects Telesystem as Cloud-based Service Provider

Telesystem’s Solution Provides Hospital with Significant Savings, Enhanced Security and Scalability

TOLEDO, Ohio – April 10, 2013 – Telesystem has secured an agreement to be the provider of cloud-based services for Wood County Hospital. Telesystem’s cloud servers will play a critical role in preparing Wood County Hospital for the current and future technology challenges facing the health care industry.

“Telesystem’s cloud-based services fit the needs of Wood County Hospital perfectly and are designed to scale for our future growth,” said Joanne White, Chief Information Officer, Wood County Hospital. “It enables us to significantly reduce costs associated with capital expenses and infrastructure while allowing our employees to focus on higher value activities.”

The implementation of Telesystem’s cloud servers will enable Wood County Hospital to improve communications and access to information in a highly secure manner, using Telesystem’s private E-LAN network, while also providing these additional benefits:

  • Hosting: Hosting of Electronic Medical Records in a secure environment in compliance with the stringent data security policies and health care industry regulations.
  • Enhanced Security: Computing resources are provided via Telesystem’s Network Operations Center, one of the area’s premier hardened facilities. It was built by doubling the specifications to withstand a direct hit from an F5 tornado.
  • High Availability: There is end-to-end redundancy, which ensures that should a hardware or communications component of the service fail, downtime will be minimized if not outright eliminated.

“With the stringent regulations of the health care industry, Telesystem is extremely proud that Wood County Hospital chose our cloud server offering,” said John E. Martin, President, Telesystem. “This is a major milestone for us and a great credit to our employees for meeting the demands and challenges of our market. It helps to establish Telesystem as an industry leader and continues to allow us to empower our customers.”

About Telesystem
With a customer-centric mission, Telesystem is the dominant communications provider for commercial customers primarily in the Northwest/North Central, Ohio and Southeast, Michigan areas. Established in 1994, Telesystem maintains superior customer satisfaction by providing a wide array of integrated communication services and solutions delivered across their highly-advanced fiber SONET and carrier-grade Ethernet core network. Utilizing Session-Initiated Protocol (SIP), offerings such as Hosted Stations (Hosted IP-Centrex), SIP Trunks, high-definition voice and a growing suite of application solutions are available virtually anywhere in the world through the advancement of the Epiphany product portfolio. 

Telesystem is a subsidiary of privately-owned Block Communications, Inc., whose other holdings include Buckeye CableSystem, a multiple system cable operator in the Toledo/Sandusky, OH area, the Toledo Blade, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette daily newspapers. 

About Wood County Hospital
Founded in 1951, Wood County Hospital is a private, not-for-profit general acute care facility, licensed for 196 beds that serves a population of over 72,000 in Wood, Henry, Seneca, Sandusky and Hancock counties in northwest Ohio. Wood County Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. In fiscal year 2012, Wood County Hospital recorded more than 3,400 inpatient admissions, 26,000 Emergency Department visits, and over 4,000 surgeries. For more information please visit, www.WoodCountyHospital.org.

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