Facilities Operations Update

Update for MDAS Project (Group G Starting November 22nd)

Sent on behalf of Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Project Overview

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 four buildings (i.e., Irene Walter Johnson Institute of Rehab (IWJ)-9, Maternity (MAT)-5, McMillan (MCM)-6, West Building (WEST)-14) will follow the following timeline:

  1. Infrastructure phase (installation of cable, antennas & testing
    equipment): Monday, November 22nd, 2021, to Friday, March 18th 2022.
  2. Swap-over (i.e., move existing Sprint signal to new MDAS): March 25, 2022.
  3. AT&T & Verizon signals forecasted to be integrated by March 31, 2022.

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