Denver Veterans Affairs Hospital to use Johnson Controls technology
integration to advance quality patient care
Technology design will reduce cost and improve clinical care for 61,000
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 12, 2013
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Johnson Controls, a global leader in
building technology and services, will design, manage and install efficient
building and clinical systems to enhance patient care at the Denver Veterans
Affairs (VA) Replacement Medical Center in Aurora, Colo.
More than 61,000 veterans each year will experience the benefits of integrated
technologies such as nurse call, wireless Internet access and heating and
cooling systems, which help clinicians provide better care in more comfortable
patient environments. For example, nurses can stay at the patient's bed side
longer with mobile access to clinical records, such as medication.
Additionally, the integrated technology will lower energy and operational
costs for the VA. The new facility is designed to achieve LEED® Silver
certification, a prestigious standard in green building design.
Kiewit-Turner (KT), a joint venture comprised of Kiewit Building Group and
Turner Construction Company, will manage construction of the more than
one-million square foot, 182-bed facility. The design and construction process
will leverage the $70 million Johnson Controls technology contract to create a
connected medical environment where more than 15 clinical, business and
building systems communicate.
"Our veterans deserve the high level of care delivered through technology
integration -- it might not be visible but it creates a better experience for
patients," said Guenther Dziuvenis, vice president and general manager,
Johnson Controls. "Rooms are heated or cooled to patient preferences and
nurses are able to spend more time delivering care thanks to wireless
communication tools that add up to better care at a lower cost."
Technology contracting lowers initial construction costs and decreases
long-term operational and utility expenses by converging individual systems
into a single networking solution. The VA will save critical resources by
eliminating the need to manage multiple, duplicate or discrete systems under
various vendors, contracts and proprietary protocols in the
constantly-evolving technology marketplace.
Johnson Controls will employ veterans to complete the technology integration
portion of the project. The company will achieve more than 20 percent
subcontracted dollars to veteran and service-disabled veteran owned small
The new hospital will replace the Denver Medical Center for the Eastern
Colorado Health Care System. The medical center will include a 30-bed spinal
cord injury center, 30-bed community living center, research building, central
utility plant and parking structures.
More information can be found on the project's website:
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader
serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 168,000 employees create
quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational
efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced
batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for
automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885,
with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth
strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value
to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2013, Corporate
Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its
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