ABB improves management of services for outpatients at new Italian clinic

ABB’s free@home® solution has been installed in a new medical facility in Italy to ensure high standards of comfort and security for patients and staff, thanks to its advanced functionalities.

The Colleoni Foundation in Castano Primo, Lombardy dates back to 1896 when Countess Francesca De Maestri built a hospital for local poor people. Specializing in social welfare and healthcare, today the polyclinic provides assisted care for vulnerable elderly residents.

As part of its commitment to deliver medical and health care to its community, the Colleoni Foundation decided to transform part of the building into a specialist outpatient clinic for local people of all ages. ABB was chosen to install a comprehensive building automation solution for the new building, together with electrical distribution, that satisfied high levels of comfort, safety and energy efficiency required.

The new outpatient clinic will be open to the whole population, offering key services including cardiology, gynecology, orthopedics, neurology, minor surgeries, physiotherapy and nursing care. The use of specific equipment, such as ultrasound and electrocardiogram, and the need to activate and deactivate hands-free instrumentation led to the installation of the ABB building automation system, combined with Mylos wiring accessories series.

“ABB-free@home® was the ideal solution for this application. It allowed us to configure and manage scenarios to open and close the shutters, vary the intensity of the lights or completely switch off devices to ensure maximum safety and ease of use when staff are working," said Fabrizio Rossi, Owner of Fast Impianti, which installed the electrical system. For better audio quality and control, ABB-free@home™ was integrated with connected devices such as Amazon Alexa® voice control and Sonos® speakers.

Fully integrated with free@home, Welcome M video door entry system was installed to offer a unique solution for users. As well as its elegant and functional design, the modular and scalable building automation system offers high levels of safety and is easy to use. It also provides additional features such as ‘Image memory’ to keep track of the last 100 calls and high levels of connectivity, so that the video door entry system can be managed locally via WiFi, or remotely with an app for handheld devices.

The electrical distribution of the new building was realized using ABB products, from the ArTu range distribution panels to a 10KVA Power Value PowerValue 11 RT series UPS that guarantees continuity of service in the structure.

To ensure the safety and comfort of guests, ABB’s Clinos nurse call system was also installed in the adjoining healthcare residence for elderly people. This provides much needed remote communication between patients and medical teams. As well as traditional acoustic and visual signaling functions, Clinos allows voice communication with guests from every room and makes detailed information available through management units in the control room.

“With our new outpatient clinic, the Colleoni Foundation wanted to differentiate itself by investing in an innovative technology system and by employing high-level professional staff,” said Eng. Fausto Sanso, Managing Director of the Colleoni Foundation. “We are confident that the services provided by this system will be appreciated by the whole community.”


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