Wireless Solution Allows Institute to Access Real-time Information

Nov. 24, 2009

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov 23, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) has selected Sprint (NYSE: S) as its wireless communications provider of choice at its new, state-of-the-art facility near Las Vegas. This is the first Sprint in-building coverage and capacity agreement involving a large healthcare institution in the Las Vegas market.

The Sprint solution will provide coverage enhancement for hundreds of IT, security, facilities, administrative and executive staff who use Nextel Direct Connect, mobile broadband air cards, phones, and PDA devices to deliver care. Clinicians, patients and visitors, whose service is powered by Sprint’s Now Network, will also enjoy seamless wireless coverage to communicate, update and access time-critical information within NVCI buildings.

“Our research indicated that Sprint was the provider of choice for many casinos, enterprise companies and not-for-profits in the Las Vegas area,” said JoAnne Ruh, CIO, Nevada Cancer Institute. “Sprint’s comprehensive wireless portfolio, including Land Mobile Radio (LMR) replacement and Nextel Direct Connect, plus its industry leading business care aided in our decision to team with them.”

NVCI is the official cancer institute for Nevada. The non-profit institute reduces the burden of cancer by pursuing the development of a comprehensive cancer research center, as defined by the National Cancer Institute. Through the knowledge and expertise of the finest scientists, clinicians, educators and caregivers, NVCI offers hope to communities in Nevada, southwestern states and beyond through research, education, early detection, prevention and high quality patient care.

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