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Oroville Hospital

Oroville Hospital
Industry: Healthcare
Country: United States
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Oroville Hospital is a community hospital in California dedicated to always providing the finest personalized healthcare to its patients. With an expanded and upgraded network, Oroville Hospital was able to modernize patient records and billing, going completely paperless.



  • Oroville Hospital was financially challenged but needed to expand its network, including wireless, to support clinical and business services. The hospital, which had a mix of switches from different companies, was finding it difficult to grow the network and wanted to standardize by implementing one platform with managed switches.
  • Oroville Hospital also wanted to go “paperless” and modernize patient records and billing.
  • Lastly, the network needed to support new revenue-generating initiatives like the Federal Government’s funding of “meaningful use” of Electronic Medical Records (EMR).




  • The high performing 10G network with ubiquitous wireless has created a barrier-less environment as the services grow to include new initiatives like the clinical laboratory for outside providers or participation in a Health Information Exchange (HIE).
  • The Resident Engineer helped Oroville design and implement the network changes required to support business needs and maximize uptime.
  • The new network capabilities enabled the hospital to reach stage 2 of the EMR “meaningful use” program and qualify for federal funds.
  • Electronic billing simplified the process and reduced time to revenue.
  • Patient safety has increased, thanks to the new digital patient records, which can be accessed from anywhere. These provide a full patient history (including allergies and past lab results) for more effective care.


"Standardizing our network meant we could have a stable platform that allowed us to grow our capacity, and develop new revenue generating projects, while reducing the overall complexity of our infrastructure. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise continues to be there for us and the future is looking very bright for Oroville Hospital. "

— Denise LeFevre , CIO