During the span of less than 10 months, DPR completed more than 40 individual projects for Sutter Health that involved implementing an electronic health record system shared across four campuses and three remote sites operated by the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. All paper medical records, test results and related patient data that once took up valuable space in an operating hospital (and associated facilities) are now stored and accessible on a network system. The system is shared securely among the healthcare employees and doctors.

For these facilities to use the system-wide application, DPR upgraded the structural, mechanical and electrical elements of existing and new intermediate distribution frames (IDF) closets that house network servers and equipment. This entailed adding electrical power and panels within the IDF closets to facilitate the operation of the equipment and a mechanical split system to efficiently reduce the british thermal unit (BTU) output of the equipment and “cool” the space.

Additionally, the team added electrical power and telecom data throughout all clinical spaces to support charting devices, status boards and workstation on wheels (WOWs) and other network devices that are part of the communication components of the system.

Other scopes of work included as part of this project include:

  • Architectural finish renovations and improvements in adjacent spaces;
  • Reconfiguration of nurse stations on a seven-day schedule; and
  • Upgrade of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessible spaces throughout the facilities.

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