VA Palo Alto Health Care System
VAPAHCS becomes first in nation with full 5G
In early February 2020, the VA Palo Alto Health Care System became the world's first fully 5G-enabled hospital.
VA Secretary Robert Wilkie spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. about the significance of this technological upgrade.
"What 5G will deliver is richer, more detailed, three-dimensional images of the patient's anatomy with resolution so clear and consistent that it will give us reliable use of important telesurgery services to Veterans across the nation," Wilkie said. "That means reliable capacity to allow the VA's best physicians to consult during surgery even when they are not in the same room or halfway across the country."
Read more about this accomplishment here.