Henry Ford Health Fortifies Hospital Security and Enhances Patient Experience

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Henry Ford Health provides a full range of healthcare services, from primary and preventative care, to complex and specialty care. The system operates more than 200 medical centers and seven specialized medical facilities across Michigan. Recognized as one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, Henry Ford Health trains more than 4,000 medical students, residents, and fellows every year. With more than 33,000 staff members including 6,000 physicians and researchers, the system is also among Michigan’s largest and most diverse employers.



  • Provide wall-to-wall wireless coverage with continuous availability
  • Manage and secure large healthcare network over with more than 200-plus locations
  • Maintain and enhance confidentiality and patient privacy in compliance with HIPAA and other security requirements
  • Support and monitor over tens of thousands unique users and devices daily across multiple locations
"As early adopters of Wi-Fi 6E, we've seen a significant jump in performance across the sites where we've deployed Extreme AP4000 solutions. The increased network capacity allows us to roll out innovative new medical applications that create more value for our patients. Managing our network through the cloud provides us with tremendous insight into network and application performance, as well as the ability to scale our network quickly and efficiently."
Jonathan Linton
Wireless and Mobility Manager, Henry Ford Health

Extreme Solutions

  • Extreme Wireless Access
  • Extreme Fabric Connect
  • Extreme AirDefense



Uninterrupted Connectivity

  • Pervasive wireless access across all campuses without interruption
  • Patients and guests experience seamless, reliable Wi-Fi connectivity

Proactive Network Management

  • Insight into operational expenses and maintenance requirements for proactive decision making
  • Simplified management of large and diverse infrastructure with small IT staff

Fortified Security

  • Fortified network security maintains and enhances confidentiality and patient privacy
  • IT team can isolate and address threats without impacting network on a larger scale