At Comcast, our priority is being agile and moving fast to meet the needs of our customers – perhaps especially during a pandemic.
A notable example is our work to power connectivity for a COVID vaccination site in Moorestown, New Jersey at the Moorestown Mall. Comcast Business quickly activated a Business Internet solution to power connectivity at this site and make a rapid launch possible for its vendor-partner, Virtua Health.
Understanding the urgency to vaccinate residents across New Jersey, state and county agencies transformed a vacant commercial space – formerly a department store – into a mass vaccination clinic. Virtua Health stepped in as the site’s health care partner, and worked to install the proper computer systems, supported by a reliable and secure network connection.
That’s when they called Comcast Business. The team got to work immediately and sent a four-person team to Virtua to complete the work in just three hours.
“The team at Comcast Business recognized the urgency in this project and invested significant manpower and expertise to get the job done quickly,” said Chas Thawley, chief technology officer for Virtua Health. “Comcast Business was instrumental in helping us meet our goal of vaccinating thousands of people each day. We are grateful for our partnership with Comcast Business and the support they have provided to our team, so we could provide this resource to our community.”
With the connected infrastructure supported by Comcast Business, Virtua and its partners were able to register and vaccinate the communities they serve. Since opening in mid-January, the site has administered more than 380,000 vaccine doses.
“We are proud of the partnership we have established with Virtua. With every vaccination that Virtua provides to patients, we get one step closer to the pandemic being behind us,” said Michael Louden, regional vice president for Comcast Business. “We will continue to work closely with Virtua to meet their needs now and well into the future.”
In addition to providing support for Virtua Health, Comcast Business has delivered complimentary secure mobile network connectivity to two publicly accessible COVID-19 testing sites administered by Jefferson Health and the City of Philadelphia.
For more information on how Comcast Business, visit: https://business.comcast.com/