Leading Healthcare Provider in the Mid-Atlantic



With the declaration of the coronavirus pandemic as a national emergency, healthcare organizations have struggled to find solutions that use novel ways to test and/or treat more patients and thus control the spread of the virus.

Every hospital in the country is building triage centers, usually in tents outside their main ER doors to sort patients.  Many are developing drive-thru testing centers and a number are responding to the National Coronavirus Task Force to supply testing centers at retail parking centers where no hospital infrastructure exists.

NetCraftsmen was challenged with delivering business continuity for this large healthcare provider centered around mobile networks.


Deliver solutions driven by the need to:

  • Enable Electronic Medical Record and diagnostics systems and communications to work from anywhere.
  • Build these systems with available components.
  • Design a solution that scales across any environment and that can be operational within minutes of deployment.

However, configuration standards and best practices needed to duplicate the hospital’s current infrastructure as much as possible.  Also, we ensured that measuring and monitoring of the solution was in place.


A design was recommended with a singular configuration that could be quickly deployed and replicated. Due to supply chain issues resulting in delivery constraints (caused by the very virus we were responding to), the solution focused on readily available hardware and technology.

Mobility played a key role in the design as the network solution took shape.

With the mobile network solution, NetCraftsmen was available to complete all requirements necessary and began delivery within a two-week timeframe from initial discussion to implementation.

Once NetCraftsmen gathered all of the equipment for the mobile healthcare solution, a team of engineers worked through a weekend to assemble and configure a solution that could work from anywhere and turned it up with the hospital the following day.


Twenty-seven mobile Covid-19 testing sites are now operational within the states where the healthcare provider offers care. These testing sites are fully operational and are assisting in managing the spread of the pandemic.





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Nick Kelly

Cybersecurity Engineer, Cisco

Nick has over 20 years of experience in Security Operations and Security Sales. He is an avid student of cybersecurity and regularly engages with the Infosec community at events like BSides, RVASec, Derbycon and more. The son of an FBI forensics director, Nick holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is one of Cisco’s Fire Jumper Elite members. When he’s not working, he writes cyberpunk and punches aliens on his Playstation.


Virgilio “BONG” dela Cruz Jr.

CCDP, CCNA V, CCNP, Cisco IPS Express Security for AM/EE
Field Solutions Architect, Tech Data

Virgilio “Bong” has sixteen years of professional experience in IT industry from academe, technical and customer support, pre-sales, post sales, project management, training and enablement. He has worked in Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as a member of the WAN and LAN Switching team. Bong now works for Tech Data as the Field Solutions Architect with a focus on Cisco Security and holds a few Cisco certifications including Fire Jumper Elite.


John Cavanaugh

CCIE #1066, CCDE #20070002, CCAr
Chief Technology Officer, Practice Lead Security Services, NetCraftsmen

John is our CTO and the practice lead for a talented team of consultants focused on designing and delivering scalable and secure infrastructure solutions to customers across multiple industry verticals and technologies. Previously he has held several positions including Executive Director/Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity, he led a team managing network architecture and services.  Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, John was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working across a number of verticals including Higher Education, Finance, Retail, Government, and Health Care.

He is an expert in working with groups to identify business needs, and align technology strategies to enable business strategies, building in agility and scalability to allow for future changes. John is experienced in the architecture and design of highly available, secure, network infrastructure and data centers, and has worked on projects worldwide. He has worked in both the business and regulatory environments for the design and deployment of complex IT infrastructures.