Largest Healthcare System in Texas Upgrades to Aerohive

Memorial Hermann Health System is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas and one of the nation's Top 5 large health systems, operating 12 hospitals and over 175 clinics. Founded over 100 years ago, the 5,500 affiliated physicians and 21,000 employees at Memorial Hermann treat more than 1.4 million patients annually.

In the fall of 2012, Memorial Hermann began evaluating its wireless infrastructure. The organization needed a solution that would provide greater throughput to support voice and video, and the numerous mission-critical medical devices and equipment that operate wirelessly.

Memorial Hermann evaluated several vendors including Cisco and Meraki, and chose Aerohive based on its controller-less solution that provided ease of deployment, a cost-effective scalable network and superior throughput. Memorial Hermann deployed Aerohive AP330 access points for its wireless solution.

Following a successful initial hospital deployment, Memorial Hermann began upgrading to Aerohive at smaller hospitals and will soon completely refresh its hospital location at the Texas Medical Center, its largest campus.

The healthcare provider has experienced flawless connectivity on the network, essential for its mission-critical operations. Memorial Hermann has also established a guest network with open access to anyone and the organization plans to utilize enterprise-class features from Aerohive like Private Pre-Shared Key (Private PSK) solution.

By the end of the rollout, Memorial Hermann will have over 6,000 Aerohive access points, with 800 Aerohive access points alone at its Texas Medical Center hospital location. All future clinics will be deployed with Aerohive and the provider is also considering using Aerohive BR100 and BR200 branch routers for executives and other IT employees located offsite.

To learn more about the Aerohive implementation at Memorial Hermann, see the case study here.

Visit the healthcare solution page for more secure and scalable networking solutions from Aerohive.

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