Replace Nurse Call System


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Replace Nurse Call System

(VA Portland Health Care System, Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA)

Members of the Spees Design Build Team provided design services for the demolition and removal of the outdated, copper-loop Rauland-Borg Responder IV and 4000 Nurse Call systems for the VA Portland Health Care System, servicing 7 buildings spanning both the Portland, OR (Buildings 100, 101, 103, and 104) and Vancouver, WA (Buildings 1 and 11) campuses. Our design team’s new Nurse Call system incorporates a new networked, internet protocol- (IP) based system integrated with CERNER electronic health records and required DOD security clearance, meeting current VA healthcare specifications. The system design allowed for end-user adaptability, including incremental growth, expansion, and/or replacement over time.

The new Nurse Call system is hardwired from headend to end use device and can send calls to wireless devices carried by Staff. To ensure the continued operation of the facilities during construction, the Spees Design Build team incorporated a detailed phasing plan to accommodate the simultaneous use of the old Code Blue system during the new system installation. Incorporating a room-by-room, ward-by-ward approach, our team was able to provide a cost-effective solution to avoid expensive relocation to swing-space or temporary facilities, while still meeting the VA’s expected construction schedule timeframe.

Replace Nurse Call System
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