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Rogers Place: Project


A Theatre Room and Monitoring System

Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital is one of the four hospitals established in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. A newer hospital, it officially opened in September of 2019. The building itself is connected to the Royal University Hospital, and both of these hospitals are located on the University of Saskatchewan campus. The hospital is managed by the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and it offers state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for children, mothers, and families from across Saskatchewan.


As an entirely new hospital, Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital required the most up-to-date audiovisual equipment in order to provide their patients with the best care possible. Matrix was honoured to be part of such a wonderful project. Specifically, the Hospital needed to equip meeting rooms for videoconferencing and presentations to encourage effective communication among staff members. They also wanted to provide their patients with TVs as well as a theatre room for entertainment purposes. We worked with them before the official opening to ensure all equipment was fully functional as soon as they opened.


For this project, Matrix designed and installed 15 meeting rooms and a children’s theatre as well as TVs for patient enjoyment and displays to assist staff with patient monitoring.


The components involved in this project include the following: Crestron control touch panels, Cisco videoconferencing systems, Sharp flat panel displays, Christie laser projectors, and LG monitors.


Efficient communication among doctors and nurses is key to the successful treatment of each patient. Therefore, communication technology is vital in hospital meeting rooms. Each of the meeting rooms in this project incorporates a Sharp flat panel display as well as a Cisco videoconferencing system, which allows for off-campus collaboration. We also installed a projector in each room for presentation purposes to facilitate staffs’ understanding of the demonstrated materials. All technology in these rooms is controlled through a Crestron touch panel that allows for one-touch room control.


The children’s theatre is comprised of a Christie laser projector and 7.1 surround sound. The combination of these components is guaranteed to keep all children engaged for hours. We recommended the Christie projector based on its low maintenance, 20,000 hours of operation, zero consumables, and whisper quietness, which makes it the perfect unit for use in a hospital environment.


Finally, Matrix also installed a total of 120 LG monitors throughout the entire hospital. These were set up everywhere from in-patient rooms to monitoring stations. We chose these monitors for their long life, incredible display quality, and ease of connectivity.

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