• Since the development of the Hill-Rom/ESCO partnership, a number of facilities have chosen the NaviCare Nurse Call Platform as their standard for nurse call communication and workflow technologies, including Kettering Health Network and Premier Health. These facilities continue to expand and upgrade over time, with ESCO as an involved and trusted partner. Their plan is to have full deployment across all network facilities.

    With 14,000 employees, Premier Health is the Dayton area’s second largest employer, coming in ninth in the state of Ohio.  The network is comprised of five hospitals along with two large medical centers across West Central Ohio, and offers the region’s only centers for Level 1 trauma and adult burns.  Over the course of several years, ESCO Communications has partnered with Premier Health to help them achieve their mission to “improve quality of health at every stage of life by enhancing access to top-tier health services, expertise and information.”

    In 2010, Premier’s flagship facility Miami Valley Hospital of Dayton, Ohio (974 beds) built a new heart tower now titled the South East Addition for which ESCO Communications was hired to install NaviCare Nurse Call. This project was the network’s first installation of the system. The success of NNC in the new addition caused Premier to convert to this platform throughout all of Miami Valley Hospital by 2012.

    Premier has chosen NNC and ESCO Communications as the standard for their network with completion and implementation of the system into Miami Valley. NNC has been completely installed in Miami Valley South Hospital (60 beds and prepared for expansion up to 180) and Atrium Medical Center (328 beds). The Upper Valley and Good Samarian hospitals (178 beds and 504 beds, respectively) are on track to be fully converted to the NNC platform by 2017. Along with these hospitals, Premier has also moved to convert all remote emergency departments to NNC including facilities in Jamestown, Trenton and Mason, Ohio.

    The Premier standard of wireless integration has fit well with the NNC platform, having been implemented through most of the network’s facilities. Now, most caregivers wear wireless devices to enhance alarm, alert and voice communication throughout the facility.

    ESCO has connected over five thousand beds to the NNC platform since our partnership with Hill-Rom, and that number will only continue to grow. We will continue to serve Kettering, Premier and others as the standard for nurse call communication, providing the latest innovations, upgrades and trainings. As the selected partner of healthcare communication, we are dedicated to enhancing workflow, communication and most importantly, patient care.