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American Baptist Homes of the West

American Baptist Homes of the West


  • ABHOW saves 67% over 3 years by replacing legacy solution with Cisco Meraki MXs
  • Seamlessly connected 15 branch locations with cloud enabled site-to-site VPN
  • Built a secure network to handle sensitive data and is fully HIPAA compliant

American Baptist Homes of the West
The flexibility to work away from the office, if required, [and] access the dashboard from anywhere, has been a great benefit. I would recommend [Meraki] highly!Chris Franks, Corporate Network Manager, ABHOW

American Baptist Homes of the West is a nonprofit organization with the mission to provide exceptional continued care to older adults, their families, and the wider community. With offices and homes throughout the United States, ABHOW has 11 main communities for retirement living in addition to 4 remote offices. 

When it comes to ABHOW's network infrastructure, data security and record protection are the top priority, especially for a healthcare organization. However, they also needed a network that was flexible enough to provide for families and guests that came in and out of the community homes. 

By swapping out their legacy solution with the Meraki security devices and APs, ABHOW was able to build a network infrastructure that was secure with WPA2 encryption and complete HIPAA compliance, flexible enough for guest and employee access, and completely managed through a single web-based interface. In addition to a fully standardized network, ABHOW also saved 67% of costs over 3 years by switching to Meraki. Their organization immediately benefited from enhanced wireless efficiency and cost-savings, which enabled their teams to focus more on providing excellent care for their community.

To learn more about how ABHOW saved 67%, check out the case study here.