Facilities Operations Update

Multi-carrier Distributed Antenna System update

Sent on behalf of Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

A Multi-carrier Distributed Antenna System (MDAS) will be installed over the next 18-24 months to provide cellular service for ATT, Sprint-T-Mobile, and Verizon connections throughout the Medical Center Campus. The construction will be completed in phases targeting specific building groups.

What’s happening in your building?

Construction in the following five buildings will run from Monday, April 12th to Monday, June 14th:

  1. North Medical Bldg (NB) Bldg.1,
  2. Becker Library (ML) Bldg.13,
  3. Cancer Research Bldg (CR) Bldg.2,
  4. McDonnell Science (MC/MS) Bldg.12,
  5. South Medical Bldg (SB) Bldg.3.

The deployment will follow the following timeline:

Infrastructure phase (installation of cable, antennas & testing equipment): Monday, April 12th to Friday, June 11th.
Swap-over (i.e., move existing Sprint signal to new MDAS): June 12-13

AT&T & Verizon signals forecasted to be integrated by September 30, 2021

Who’s impacted?

Staff, patients and families within the designated areas should experience limited disruptions to egress/ingress. Vendors will be accessing above ceiling areas with or without a lift and will work to ensure that they are not blocking access in hallways, patient rooms, offices, etc.

What do you need to know?

Contact CSC Support if you have any questions regarding the in-building cellular system.

Will you receive additional communications about this?

Communications will be sent via email to alert of the next areas that will be impacted until the installation is complete.
CSC Support Desk