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Berks Community Health Center
Client:
  • Berks Community Health Center
Project:
  • IT Infrastructure
Industries:
Headquarters:
  • Reading, PA

Assuring a Smooth Transition in Network Relocation.

Client Overview

The community-based, privately owned nonprofit Berks Community Health Center opened in June 2012 at the site of Reading Hospital’s health dispensary at 838 Penn St. in Reading. This facility is the result of a community-wide collaboration to access federal funding to expand primary and preventive health-care services in Reading. Options to expand services to include dental and mental-health care will be explored quickly. One of the main purposes of such a center is to provide ongoing health care that keeps people from having to seek services through hospital emergency departments. In response to strong demand from the community, the Berks Community Health Center will offer evening appointments to support the delivery of primary and preventive care. A broad group of community organizations supported creating the center, including the United Way of Berks County, the Berks County Community Foundation, the Wyomissing Foundation, the Berks County Medical Society, and both area hospitals.

The schedule we had to complete the project was very tight and Weidenhammer managed the project to deliver on time so our transition was complete when it needed to be, and all systems were functional.

Yomara Rodriguez
IT Manager

Challenges

The Health Center was a new facility that would run in a site which was previously a hospital health dispensary. Because of the funding involved and the need for a smooth transition required there was a short window of opportunity to move the operation to its new network and infrastructure.

Solutions

Weidenhammer proposed and designed the new network which would support cloud computing with application servers hosted in Weidenhammer state-of-the-art SSAE16 data centers. Phone systems would need to be included in the solution. All systems and technology supported from the hospital would be cut off and the center would have to support its own systems and technology.

Because of the funding involved and the need for a smooth transition required there was a short window of opportunity to move the operation to its new network and infrastructure.


Once the design was completed, the communications facility was deployed, the hardware infrastructure was implemented, and the center was up and running on time on June 4, 2012 when the center took over the operation. We view this as a major success.