Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center recently announced a new collaboration with Cisco Systems to transform its digital landscape. Cisco pledged $2.7 million to help build the hospital’s digital platform, which will allow better services, treatments and collaborations between medical staff and patient families. The innovative technology will be integrated into the hospital’s new critical care building.
“Our new critical care building promises to transform care for children with life-threatening diseases. Cisco’s gift will help us provide the best outcomes for our patients and families,” said James Greenberg, MD, director of neonatology, co-director of the Perinatal Institute and leader of the new building’s development.
The revolutionary technology will allow staff at Cincinnati Children’s to provide better services and care to their patients, including virtual diagnoses and real-time decision making with medical professionals from around the world, via tele-communications.
“Cincinnati Children’s has consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the country,” said Ken Trombetta, Chief Operating Officer for Cisco Americas. “Through this investment and enhanced partnership, we aim to help Cincinnati Children’s build the most advanced technology platform in the country, which will allow its medical teams to collaborate with healthcare professionals across the globe, and its patients to always feel connected to their families and friends.”
The state-of-the-art technology will help improve care at the new $600 million, 632,000-square-foot addition to the hospital’s main campus that’s currently under construction. The multi-disciplinary building will expand services for both the local community and for the sickest patients from across the world, including those who need neonatal and pediatric intensive care, cardiac intensive care, and bone marrow transplants.
Cisco’s collaboration further positions Cincinnati Children’s and the Uptown community as leaders in innovation. As one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers and research institutions, Cincinnati Children’s plays a critical role in leading Uptown’s innovation ecosystem.
With the development of the nearby Uptown Innovation Corridor, Uptown Consortium, Inc. hopes to generate more opportunities for established companies and smaller start-ups to collaborate with Uptown’s anchor institutions like Cincinnati Children’s.