The Importance of Network Cabling in Healthcare

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The Importance of Network Cabling in Healthcare

As technology evolves, hospitals and healthcare facilities need a network that is adaptable, reliable and fast. From storing patient records to monitoring patient health, a network must be able to handle numerous users, devices and systems working simultaneously. 

A network’s foundation is made of cables. Network cabling works quietly behind the scenes to provide necessary connectivity. Without it, many of the devices and systems hospitals rely on would become obsolete. 


Today, hospitals lean on networks for nearly all of the tasks healthcare professionals perform. Nurse workstations, patient rooms, operating rooms and waiting areas across a hospital’s campus must function at their best 24/7. Data is stored and transmitted constantly, and networks must be able to transmit this data quickly. 

System integration is more important than ever as medical devices, security systems, intercoms, and more are all part of a hospital’s daily operations. Networks must have the ability to support all of these end points and devices. The right cables can provide the data speeds, reliability and power hospitals need.

Structured cabling can power and connect:


At this time, healthcare officials and professionals are faced with new challenges and new risks. With COVID-19 affecting the lives of those in our communities, hospitals in Springfield, MO and beyond have prepared to care for COVID-19 patients. 

In Springfield, CoxHealth Systems transformed an empty hospital floor to a 51-bed COVID-19 ward. Techtree Partners was proud to continue working with CoxHealth Systems to make this unit a reality. 

We love serving our community with what we know best—cabling. Within CoxHealth’s COVID-19 unit, we installed industry-leading CAT6a cables to provide fast, dependable connectivity at each workstation.


Hospitals, like CoxHealth, need network cabling that can keep up. That’s why we chose to implement CAT6a wiring. 

Augmented category 6 cables (CAT6a) are built for the long haul. With the ability to support faster speeds, wider bandwidth, and larger power demands, CAT6a cables are made to last with manufacturer warranties of up to 25 years.


CAT6a cables support data rates of up to 10 gig connectivity. Combine that with a bandwidth of 500MHz and you have a cable that can transmit data at higher speeds over greater distances.


The endpoints in your hospital or healthcare facility are power hungry. Everything from smart lighting to security cameras needs power. CAT6a cables can handle more demands for power than other cables without slowing down or hindering performance.


Structured cabling enables doctors and nurses to utilize valuable technology and provide the best care possible for patients. Techtree is proud to work with Springfield area hospitals to provide network system design and integration, so local healthcare professionals can focus more on what’s important—helping patients. 

Interested in the power of CAT6a cables? Want to talk about structured cabling at your facility?

Contact us today to learn more about our services. Our technicians can help you find a solution!

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