ASSA ABLOY secures state-of-the-art hospital /Global/Press-and-News/News/2013/State_of_the_art_hospital524.jpg Having established door opening standards for its facilities, St. Alexius Medical Center sought to balance this consistency with the evaluation and integration of relevant life-safety and security solutions to help the new facility meet its goals for the patient experience. Since it was a pediatric facility, it was equally important that safety and security be seamless. ASSA ABLOY, with a close end-user relationship, proposed the use of new product innovations to modernize the safety and security of the 500 door opening facility. The new Medeco X4 key system with patent protection until 2027, allowed the facility to update its mechanical security and also allow for future upgrade of other hospital facilities. New SARGENT wireless access control solutions extended the reach of the EAC system and provided the security and audit capabilities necessary to meet healthcare privacy requirements. Electromechanical exit devices and the recently designed push/ pull trim, all with the MicroShield antimicrobial finish became new standards for the facility. Product Brands – Hardware and Access Control: HES, Markar, McKinney, Norton, Rixson, Rockwood, Sargent; Hollow Metal Doors and Frames: Curries; Key System: Medeco; Solutions: MicroShield.