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Hospital emergency departments and the patients they serve depend on the life safety radio network that is the MEDCOM radio system. This site was developed to be a resource to those who are charged with providing a vital hospital MEDCOM radio system, keeping it on the air and running it optimally.  The MEDCOM radio network is not only a good idea, but it also is the law, more specifically state statue.  Unanswered MEDCOM calls can be a liability from a standard of care / legal point of view.  Similarly, a county or state inspector citing a facility for failure to maintain a MEDCOM radio station or answer MEDCOM calls is also an obvious problem.  

This website is meant to be a resource to persons charged with provisioning and maintaining a MEDCOM radio system as well as persons who use this system.  There is a vast amount of incorrect information circling around about the MEDCOM radio network.  This web site is provided to shed light on this life safety radio system.

MEDCOM radio systems vary in complexity from hospital to hospital.  Some users will have to incorporate multiple radio systems into their Emergency Department such as; primary county 800 MHz trunked network, neighboring county 800 MHz trunked network, life flight / helicopter radio systems, and conventional UHF MEDCOM radio stations.  All of these MEDCOM radio stations can require coordination with network operators, possible FCC radio station licensing, coordination with the state regulating agencies and designing a reliable robust life safety MEDCOM radio system. These projects are what we do on a daily basis.  My company is experienced in managing MEDCOM radio projects.  We have designed, constructed and maintained many MEDCOM radio systems.   

This site is new and being populated with information as time becomes available; if you have any questions that you would like to discuss with a MEDCOM radio communications professional, please feel free to call.  My name is Mark Lavallee and I am charged with keeping the MEDCOM Hospital Radio network up and running for more than 30 hospitals in the United States.  My direct phone # is 954-961-2642 and I like to share my knowledge.  I would be glad to speak with anyone in the United States or abroad about their Emergency Departments MEDCOM questions or projects.

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