The Wilf Family Center is designed to be the intellectual center of children’s health care in the Midwest, with impact extending far beyond the region’s borders. This state-of-the-art conference center houses a 200+ seat auditorium, two conference rooms, and a telehealth room. It is specially designed to accommodate patient needs and medical equipment so that children in the hospital and their families will be able to enjoy the space.
When assessing the audiovisual needs Wilf Family Center turned to PSNI affiliate Alpha Video & Audio for design and installation to create a seamless experience for it’s patients, doctors and students.
A Premier Site for Knowledge Sharing
After assessing the needs of the Wilf Family Center, Alpha video incorporated a spectacular 24’x7’ video wall compose of 18 Christie Digital 55” LED-backlit, thin-bezel LCD displays. An ICS WC5000-B processor controls the image on the video wall. To increase the flexibility of the auditorium, a Panasonic WXGA, 13K-lumens projector and Draper motorized screen were also installed. When the projector is used, the screen lowers in front of the video wall.
The auditorium is equipped with Vaddio PTZ cameras, Shure microphones, Crestron control system and Cisco videoconferencing system to support broadcasting and streaming of meetings to other locations. It also includes a 7.2 surround sound system.
The two attractive meeting rooms are divided by a removable wall so that they can be combined into one room. The smaller meeting room includes one 80” Panasonic Full HD Professional LED-backlit LCD display and the larger room includes two 80” Panasonic displays. Each room is fully equipped with Shure microphones, Crestron Control system, Tannoy ceiling speakers and a Cisco videoconferencing system.
The Center will be known as a premier site for knowledge sharing among pediatricians, residents, fellows, and other medical professionals as it plays host to local, national, and international researchers and innovators in health care. It also will be the place where parents, care providers, and teachers from the community, state, and region turn to for expert advice on keeping kids healthy.
The Center provides a place for patients and families to watch movie premieres, attend special performances, and meet local celebrities, including star athletes from the Minnesota Vikings, University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, and other favorite teams.
The Wilf Family Center is made possible by a $5 million gift from the Wilf Family Foundation.