Wayport, Inc. announced today a new agreement with Sun Healthcare Group to offer public Internet access to Sun's inpatient services subsidiaries. These groups, including SunBridge Healthcare Corporation, collectively operate 208 skilled nursing, long-term care and assisted living and mental health centers in 25 states with approximately 22,986 operating beds as of June 2008.
IRVING, Texas (Business Wire EON) October 21, 2008 -- Wayport enables public and private-side applications, services and devices on a single converged network and will initially deliver Internet service for patients, visitors, physicians and staff at 57 sites, with more to follow under the master agreement. Forty-two locations will offer Wi-Fi in the Rehab Recovery Suites™, along with a Wayport CyberCenter Express (CCE) in the common area of the center Wayport will enable public access throughout the entire center of 15 additional sites, as well as a CCE unit in the common area.The Wi-Fi service will be free for all users.
"SunBridge recognizes thegrowing need for patients, and families, to stay connected to their everyday lives as they receive rehabilitation services in our Rehab Recovery Suites," said Bill Mathies, president of SunBridge. "Our arrangement with Wayport Inc.fitsperfectly with the enhanced amenitiesfound on ourRehab Recovery Suites and will play an important role in making our patients and their familiescomfortableand ultimately may enhance the healing process."
Wayport's expertise in enhancing patient and physician services for healthcare includes design, installation, support and maintenance services aligned with our clients' specific requirements. Support services include 24X7 network monitoring and a 24X7 in house call center for end-user support.
"We look forward to collaborating with Sun Healthcare and their subsidiaries as we continue to develop applications and services dedicated to the needs of healthcare professionals and facilities," said Kevin McKeand, vice president and general manager of North America sales for Wayport. "With Wayport managing the public applications and the support of more than 200 facilities, the providers can concentrate on their core services to patients."
About Wayport, Inc.
Founded in 1996 and based in Irving, Texas, Wayport enables and manages applications over a converged network network platform which creates new business opportunities and operational efficiencies. Wayport manages more than 16,000 directly enabled and managed locations across 36 countries and serves notable brands in a variety of vertical markets, including AT&T customers through a managed service agreement. Wayport helps clients create new business capabilities and improve operational efficiencies at premier venues including major hotels, hospitals, McDonald's and Hertz locations, and other strategic brands worldwide. To learn more about Wayport, please visit www.wayport.net or to see locations worldwide, visit www.wayport.net/locations.
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