Sprint to supply wireless technology to Central DuPage Hospital

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Telecommunications firm Sprint has inked a wireless agreement with Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill.

Central DuPage Hospital will deploy the Sprint PCS Vision Smart Device Treo 600 by palmOne, along with the Horizon Mobile Care Rounding application by McKesson Corp. The combination of mobile handset and software will allow physicians remote access to patient information both in and outside the hospital, including real-time access to laboratory and radiology results, vital signs, medication updates and patient history.

Sprint will also implement an in-building network with Spotwave Wireless Inc. to provide Sprint wireless coverage throughout the facility.

Central DuPage Hospital is a 361-bed acute care hospital that opened in 1964. It is the second-busiest surgical center in Illinois with more than 21,000 surgeries performed annually. Specialty areas include cardiology, orthopedics, neuro/spine, minimally invasive surgery, high-risk obstetrics and neonatal, pediatrics, behavioral health and emergency medicine. The medical staff consists of more than 700 physicians representing over 40 specialties and subspecialties.