Alfred I. DuPont Hospital DAS: Hospital Upgrades to Improve Cellphone Coverage

  • Post on September 5th, 2012

by Aaron Nathans of  The News Journal:

With her daughter in the cardiac intensive care unit for nine weeks, there were many times Lisa Stammerjohann longed for the simple comfort of a telephone call to a friend or family member.

But to do so, she needed to leave 9-month-old Heidi’s side and locate a corner of the hospital where reception might be better. Her Verizon Wireless cellphone, usually so reliable, was practically useless in most areas of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, she said.

“It was incredibly horrifying to be all alone. You have no access to the outside world,” said Stammerjohann, of Mickleton, N.J.

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