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Kings Harbor Multicare Center meets changing healthcare technology demands with Lightpath

Lightpath Lands Healthy Ethernet Deal

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JERICHO, N.Y. -- Lightpath®, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, is supporting next-generation healthcare needs for Kings Harbor Multicare Center. The Bronx, New York-based nursing care facility worked with Lightpath to design a redundant, 100 percent fiber network that would enable it to continue using existing analog equipment, but also support necessary access to digital patient records hosted remotely. Kings Harbor Multicare Center’s primary, 720-bed facility in the Bronx is supported by more than 1,000 staff. As the organization migrated from internal servers to cloud-based electronic medical records (EMR) systems, reliable telecommunications services became of paramount importance. Kings Harbor collaborated with Lightpath to design a new network to replace its legacy copper-based voice and data connections. The Lightpath network provides complete redundancy for reliability, and is compatible with Kings Harbor’s backup generators, and analog-based phone and alarm systems. “When it was time to choose a new telecommunications provider, Lightpath’s premium customer service was as much a deciding factor as the quality of its network,” said Kenneth Scharf, Chief Information Officer, Kings Harbor Multicare Center. “For any issue we may have, I know exactly who I can call within the company to help get me to a resolution. You can’t put a price tag on that given how important communications is to a healthcare organization like ours. Further, the performance of the Lightpath network is solid and has held up under some very severe conditions.” Cablevision Systems Corp.

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