New P.A. system approved for HMH

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The Hardin Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved a business plan Tuesday for a new public address system, which will be used to communicate emergency codes, communicate during emergencies and backup pagers and phones when needed.

The Bogen Communications system will be purchased from Advanced Global Communications at $179,687, paid for out of money substituted from the capital budget after work on a cardiac catheterization lab came in under budget, according to assistant vice president and compliance officer Steve White.

The acquisition includes equipment, interfaces, installation and training. The current system was installed in 1992 and has malfunctioned several times in recent years, which was the impetus for the upgrade.