Johns Hopkins Hospital Regains #1 Ranking Among U.S. Medical Facilities
Johns Hopkins Hospital regaining its No. 1 U.S. medical facility ranking for people with life-threatening and rare conditions.
Norcross, GA — It was recently announced that Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital has regained its No. 1 U.S. medical facility ranking for people with life-threatening and rare conditions. Last year, Johns Hopkins went live with a messaging solution from Critical Response Systems (CRS) that utilizes the M1503 response pager (press release). CRS provides a dedicated system for critical messaging and alerting, enterprise-wide, to Johns Hopkins that combines the best possible performance and reliability with message confirmation, low cost of ownership, and a rapid ROI. A single rooftop antenna delivers urgent and critical messages to Johns Hopkins’ staff members within the hospital and 20 square miles of surrounding area.
The CRS solution is completely self-contained, using dedicated high-power RF channels instead of relying on cellular towers, Internet coverage, apps, or email servers. Johns Hopkins message recipients can reply instantly with just a touch of a button, confirming receipt and how they will react. Also, the CRS system is easily managed and administered from a central location. All system maintenance, encryption keys, pager settings, etc. are automatically handled over the air.
The system is installed in the new Johns Hopkins Sheikh Zayed Tower and the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center, two connected 12-story towers with a combined floor space of 1.6 million-square-feet. Opened in early 2012, the facility incorporates the best ideas in modern health care. Johns Hopkins is among the nation’s largest academic medical centers.
“We are pleased to play a small role in Johns Hopkins care delivery process,” commented Brian Claise, CTO of Critical Response Systems. “Johns Hopkins healthcare professionals understand that while cell phones and smart phones are good solutions for voice communications and web apps, they are not the best choice for critical alerting,” Claise explained. “Phones rely on cellular service and the Internet, both of which are subject to dropped calls and other momentary outages. This is not acceptable for life-critical situations. Additionally, cellular devices can be turned off, and they invite personal usage that hinders productivity.”
About Critical Response Systems, Inc.
Critical Response Systems manufactures leading-edge wireless data systems, focused on critical messaging and alerting. We know that every response starts with an alert, and our systems use the latest technology to ensure that first responders and clinical personnel get their messages quickly, correctly and reliably.