03 October 2011

Inspire WiFi chooses Meraki to provide wireless access for guests and patients at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York

Meraki, the cloud-based networking company, today announced that its wireless LAN solution is used to provide WiFi at the Montefiore Medical Center, one of the largest hospital and care networks in New York. Montefiore’s provider, Inspire WiFi, deployed Meraki to provide WiFi across all patient and guest areas, and continues the ongoing monitoring, maintenance, and technical support of the WiFi network.

Montefiore Medical Center has more than 350 practicing physicians and includes three main divisions: the Moses Division, including the Children’s Hospital; the Jack D. Weiler Hospital; and Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Inspire WiFi deployed over 150 Meraki MR14 access points to provide coverage across the three divisions.

Now Montefiore’s patients and guests are able to enjoy high-speed wireless internet access inside patient rooms, waiting areas, and outdoor courtyards. According to Greg Ebbert, Vice President of Inspire WiFi, over 7,000 users accessed the Montefiore WiFi network in the first six weeks that it was live. “We are excited to partner with Meraki and Montefiore to provide this amenity for Montefiore’s patients and guests,” Ebbert said.

“Our patients and guests have been asking for WiFi, so we were pleased when Inspire WiFi was able to provide us with a carefree hospital-wide wireless solution,” said Jack Wolf, CIO of Montefiore. “We are always looking for ways to set ourselves apart and to increase patient satisfaction. Inspire WiFi provided us with a great tool through Meraki to accomplish those goals.”

“Meraki is pleased to work with Inspire Wifi to provide WiFi at the Montefiore Medical Center, one of the largest employers in New York state,” said Kiren Sekar, Meraki’s Director of Marketing. “Meraki’s innovative cloud-based wireless architecture and Inspire’s expertise in deploying and running multi-site WiFi networks have already served thousands of patients and guests across several Montefiore locations.”

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