Digital Signage Improves Communications at Sierra View District Hospital

Industry: Information Technology

Sierra View District Hospital installs Digital Signage with ConnectedSign to eliminate clutter and better engage the hospital community.

Lancaster, PA (PRUnderground) May 11th, 2011

Sierra View District Hospital, a full-service acute care facility located in Porterville, California, has deployed an advanced digital signage system to improve their inner-hospital communication platform. Working with ConnectedSign, a prominent integrator of Digital Signage systems, the hospital now has the ability to reach their patients, visitors, and staff more effectively by updating their digital signage screens with announcements, schedules, menus and much more.

Previously, the hospital had used flyers and posters on easels in the main lobby and café areas to display information. In an effort to eliminate clutter and better engage the hospital community in a more direct and efficient way, Tim Mora, the I.T. Educator at Sierra View District Hospital, set out to find a solution. After researching different companies within the digital signage industry, Mora chose to work with ConnectedSign on the project.

“ConnectedSign seemed to be the most knowledgeable and have the best options for us”, Mora stated.

To the hospital staff, the elimination of posters and flyers was the obvious solution – and a change was necessary. “We felt it looked tacky and the easels cluttered the walkways”, Mora remarked. After the signage deployment, the digital screens received positive feedback. “The staff admits that they are more likely to read the information on the screen than they did on the signs and flyers. It also looks more professional and pleasing to the eye.”

The new signage system, comprised of electronic screens located in the main lobby, café, and Coffee Corner, uses static screens and video to deliver information to patients, guests, and hospital staff. The lobby signage is not only used to display announcements and bulletins, but also shows the conference room schedule for those coming in for meetings and classes.

About ConnectedSign:

ConnectedSign is a full service Digital Signage agency with more than 16 years of experience planning and deploying Digital Signage systems, interactive Digital Signage and kiosk networks. We provide Digital Signage software, hardware, content creation, content management and consulting services. More details can be found at http://www.connectedsign.com.

About Sierra View District Hospital:

Sierra View District Hospital is a 163-bed, full-service acute care facility located in Porterville, California. The hospital serves the Southern Sequoia region of California’s Central Valley and is the pre-eminent health care provider in the area. Sierra View offers a wide range of health care services featuring state of the art technologies like digital mammography; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and 64 slice Computed Tomography (CT Scan). The hospital is also home to the Roger S. Good Cancer Treatment Center, one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the state. Thanks to an affiliation with Children’s Hospital Central California—one of the top pediatric medical centers in the country—Sierra View can also provide high-quality pediatric care to the children of our community. Sierra View’s 32-station outpatient Dialysis Center is the largest and most advanced facility of its kind in the region. By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care safety and quality, Sierra View has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.

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