Sisters of Mercy 

 


Facility
St. John's Mercy Medical Center in west St. Louis County comprises nearly 80 acres. The Medical Center campus includes: an 859-bed, fully accredited teaching hospital; a 100,000-square-foot Cancer Center with advanced diagnostic and treatment capabilities; the Women's & Children's Health Center, a two-story addition dedicated exclusively to mothers and babies and featuring all private rooms; a 120-bed Skilled Nursing Center; a Surgery Center that provides inpatient and outpatient surgeries; and construction is under way on a Heart Hospital, which will open in 2006.

Mission
Each year, cardiovascular diseases top the list of the country's most serious health problems. To meet our community's growing need for advanced heart care, St. John's Mercy is planning a state-of-the-art Heart Hospital for completion in summer 2006.

As part of the overall project St. John’s wanted a seamless integration with the hospitals existing overhead paging system.

Solution
Using Crown Audio’s IQ control software and Cobranet Protocol Primary Systems was able to design a system that could easily accommodate multiple paging inputs and route them as needed to various zone outputs. Inputs include general, emergency, weather alert, automatic announcements and local zone paging. St. John’s has an estimated 1,000 speakers installed.

Results
  • Supervised paging system
  • Power Management
  • Automatic Announcements
  • Centralized Volume Control
  • Programming Changes on the fly
  • Remote Monitoring & Alarm Notification
  • Centralized Zone Control