Date Added: Aug 2010
Like small hospitals throughout North America, Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) balances growing workloads against ever-tighter budgets and limited resources. The 25-bed facility is located in Berlin, N.H., a city of 10,000 at the edge of the White Mountains. But in many ways, AVH isn't at all like most small hospitals. Its impressive range of care - from primary healthcare and pediatric services to specialty practices and advanced surgery - places AVH on par with larger facilities. Then there is its strategic approach to communications. In 2010, AVH implemented a new Polycom KIRK Digital Enhanced Cordless Telephone (DECT) infrastructure that efficiently alerts the hospital's nursing staff when a patient needs help.