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Sierra View District Hospital Selects Sentrics’ IPS Solution

News January 16, 2015

May 28, 2014

Sentrics has announced that Sierra View District Hospital, a recognized state-of-the-art facility in the Southern Sequoia region of California’s Central Valley, has selected the Sentrics Interactive Patient System (IPS) solution to help them improve customer satisfaction, raise HCAHPS results, streamline clinical processes, and reduce hospital operating costs. The turnkey system includes Samsung footwall TVs, ELO bedside touch screens, Cisco networking gear, IPTV, and Sentrics software modules.

When deployment is complete the system will also include an upgraded patient education library, superior entertainment choices, and provide a flexible and affordable upgrade path for future needs.

“Delivering high-quality health care that exceeds our patients’ expectations is our top priority here at Sierra View District Hospital,” said Mike Kobaly, Administrative Director of General Services. “Sentrics listened closely to our requirements, clearly understood the constraints of the hospital budgets, and worked with us to define an interactive patient system that is simple to use, fits our patient and clinical needs, our budgets, and is scalable for our future requirements.”

“One of things we liked best about the Sentrics solution,” he continued “is the company’s ability to develop a custom solution for our hospital. Working with their content development team, we can define what the screens will look like, how patients navigate the system, and even how selections will be named. We really feel like it is our system, built specifically for Sierra View’s patients and staff.”

Jerry Folsom, President and CEO of Sentrics explained the focus of the company is to “deliver flexible, scalable interactive systems that address each hospital’s current needs but also provides a clear path for expansion as needs change. We look for every opportunity to add value for our customers while being cognizant of their budgets.

About Sierra View District Hospital

Sierra View District Hospital is a 167-bed, full-service acute care facility located in Porterville, California. The hospital serves the Southern Sequoia region of California’s Central Valley and is the pre-eminent health care provider in the area. Sierra View offers a wide range of health care services featuring state-of-the-art technologies like Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT Scan). The hospital is also home to the Roger S. Good Cancer Treatment Center, one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the state. The hospital’s state-of-the-art outpatient Dialysis Center features 32 individual dialysis stations, each equipped with the most advanced ultrafiltration technology available in the field. Sierra View can also provide high-quality pediatric care to the children of our community. By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Sierra View District Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. See more at:

About Sentrics

As a pioneer of interactive patient solutions, Sentrics has been transforming hospital TVs into state-of-the-art communication and education portals for more than three decades. Since the installation of the industry’s first interactive hospital TV by Sentrics in the 1980s, we continue to invest in research and development to ensure that we are bringing the latest, relevant technological advancements to our customers. Our mission is to develop and deliver exceptional interactive patient education and entertainment solutions at the point-of-care that address the key challenges faced by hospitals today.

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