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Clinica Sierra Vista Selects tw telecom to Connect 46 Locations in California with Advanced Voice, Data and Internet Services
Dec 14, 2011 (06:12 PM EST)


Connects data centers and healthcare services with highly reliable, cost-effective Business Ethernet communications capabilities

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (NASDAQ:  TWTC), a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and VPN solutions to enterprises across the U.S. and globally, announced that Clinica Sierra Vista has selected it to create a seamless, highly reliable, multi-site network of Business Ethernet and converged services to 46 locations in central and southern California.

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"As a healthcare provider, it is critical that we have a highly reliable, cost-effective communications network in place to ensure that we deliver the level of service our patients expect and require," said Tony Carbone, Chief Information Officer, Clinica Sierra Vista. "tw telecom's impressive national and regional infrastructure, coupled with its track record of providing exceptional reliability and value, ensures that we will continue to deliver a patient experience second to none."

Under the terms of the multi-year contract, tw telecom will provide Clinica Sierra Vista with its voice, Internet and data Converged Services package and Business Ethernet to connect the firm's data centers and co-location facilities in Fresno and Bakersfield.  The new services will give Clinica Sierra Vista a custom network design that allows it to optimize its bandwidth allocation and prioritization based on its unique needs.

"For more than 40 years, Clinica Sierra Vista has provided vital healthcare services to those who need them," said Joe Rodriguez, vice president and general manager for tw telecom's Bakersfield market. "As Clinica Sierra Vista transitions into delivering electronic medical records, they needed the consistency between locations that tw telecom delivers. As a single provider in all locations, we deliver efficiencies that help Clinica Sierra Vista become even more effective in delivering extraordinary care to its patients in southern San Joaquin Valley."

tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its resilient, fiber network than any other competitive communications provider.  It has the third highest market share of retail Ethernet ports in service and with its own metro fiber networks and one of the ten most interconnected IP backbones in the world, tw telecom has the national capability, robust product portfolio and national/local customer care teams to support mission critical enterprise applications and to deliver the most sought after customer experience in the industry.

About tw telecom
tw telecom holdings inc., a unit of tw telecom inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, local and long distance voice, VoIP, VPN and security, to enterprise organizations and communications services companies throughout the U.S., and globally.  As a leading provider of integrated and converged network solutions, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, quality, service, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

About Clinica Sierra Vista
From humble beginnings in a storefront warehouse, Clinica Sierra Vista has grown to become one of the largest, private, non-profit, community based and governed agencies in California. We are a leader in the provision of primary health care and preventive health education services. We are also a multi-institutional model for rural health care delivery. Since 1971, Clinica Sierra Vista has grown to twenty-four sites, with over 900 employees. We are a testament to what can be accomplished when there is a sincere desire to serve. Please visit www.clinicasierravista.org for more information.

SOURCE tw telecom