Dmr | 2020-04-21

Hytera America Donates Radios to Summit Medical Group to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic in New Jersey

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Hytera America, in partnership with Triangle Communications, LLC, has donated PD502i DMR radios and chargers to Summit Medical Group in New Jersey to help them quickly reallocate resources and save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summit Medical Group is the largest and oldest physician-owned multi-specialty medical practice in New Jersey with over 80 locations in 7 northern New Jersey counties. Summit Medical Group’s 1,000+ practitioners cover nearly every medical specialty and services, with a focus on delivering patient-centered coordinated care.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Summit Medical Group has put up tents for evaluation and testing of patients suspected of having COVID-19; set up a COVID-19 triage telephone line; sent additional medical resources to local hospitals; moved all oncology patients to a designated facility; and increased virtual visits to over 3,000 a day to ensure patients who need medical care continue to receive it in a safe setting. This massive shift in logistics, resources, and patient care requires effective communications between medical, administrative, maintenance, and security staff.

“We are moving quickly to shift resources, provide testing, and open new facilities to help lessen the strain on hospitals and support first responders during this pandemic”, said Sam Easterday, Security Manager, of Summit Medical Group. “The generous contribution from Hytera and Triangle Communications will directly contribute towards our ability to work with other hospitals and deliver life-saving treatment.”

“Radios are critical to effective communications, particularly when rapid and extensive changes are required in organizations responding to a crisis,” said Steve Cragg, Vice President of Sales at Hytera. “Hytera is dedicated to providing two-way radio solutions to the medical community that can immediately be added to existing radio networks to improve communications and address the overwhelming challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.”