Lakeridge Medical Center

Ontario’s biggest health care provider couldn’t stay organized because all of their facilities weren’t operating on the same time. Primex installed a custom GPS Clock System so they could operate successfully.

The Problem

Lakeridge Health Corporation is one of the largest healthcare providers in Ontario, Canada, operating a variety of facilities including three acute-care hospitals and one specialty hospital, all running under their own independent time system. These discrepancies had the potential to cause litigation problems for the company, and hurt the quality care at Lakeridge’s facilities.

Still, developing an efficient, cost-effective system proved to be a difficult task because of the facilities unique requirements. As Neil Clarke, Director of Facilities for Lakeridge Health Corporation, put it, “We wanted to connect and synchronize all of the facilities.” And a wireless system was the natural way to go. However, any radio frequency–based system would have to ensure there was no interference with any of the life-support and other electrical systems in constant use at the hospital.”

The Solution

Primex developed a GPS clock system that operated on a licensed 72MHz frequency so there is no concern about the system interfering with the hospital’s other equipment. Even more important, the system made it easier for hospital staffers. Because the clocks in all of Lakeridge’s facilities were now synchronized to the same time, there was no need to consult another source to ensure accuracy. In addition, Primex wireless technology also provides the flexibility Lakeridge need to add new additions to their facilities.

"It helps the staff keep their patient charting times accurate.”

Neil Clarke​
Director of Facilities, Lakeridge Health Corporation
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