Boston, MA – April 16, 2020 – In the emergent, fast-track conversion Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) into a temporary 1,000-bed field hospital for COVID-19 patient care, LAN-TEL Communications, Inc. has installed the facility’s phones to the network allowing for internal communications. The project also entailed the NECA contractor’s verification of the telecom system to the network for functionality. Care for patients at the BCEC field hospital, called Boston Hope Hospital, started on Friday, April 10.
The BCEC project was planned and is managed by the Baker-Polito Administration in collaboration with the City of Boston and community health care partners to help alleviate the surge in COVID-19 patients on the state’s health care system and area hospitals. The site is providing 500 beds for Boston’s homeless population and 500 beds for non-critical, recovering coronavirus patients. Partners Health Care will lead the clinical efforts at the BCEC in collaboration with Boston Healthcare for the Homeless.
The LAN-TEL project team was headed by Project Manager Jeff Carr, Operations and Safety Officer Steve Boccuzzi, with General Foreman John Phelan managing a crew of IBEW Local 103 technicians.