Canton-Potsdam Hospital employee earns Cisco certification
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 10:54 am

Charles Cameron, network analyst, assists Heather M. Patten, ward clerk and process improvement coordinator in the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Emergency Department.

POTSDAM -- Charles Cameron, network analyst in the Information Systems Division at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, has been certified as a Cisco Network Professional.

“This certificate is very difficult to complete and there are only a few information technology professionals in this part of New York State who have achieved this level of certification,” said Jorge C. Grillo, chief information technology officer at the hospital. “As far as we know, none are in healthcare,” he added.

“This advanced certificate validates the ability to plan, implement, verify, and troubleshoot complex enterprise networks and collaborate with specialists on advanced security, voice and wireless solutions,” said Grillo.

The Cisco certification lays a foundation for advancing to expert levels in network administration, according to Cisco. The certification involves completion of several courses, self-study and a final examination.

Cameron joined the hospital in Aug. of 2011 from Verizon. A North Country native, Cameron has worked in a variety of power systems, communications and information technology roles all over the world.

“Our Information Systems staff members are committed to providing the best IT support possible to staff, practitioners and patients,” said Grillo. “We’re fortunate to have knowledgeable IT resources who look for opportunities to upgrade skills and stay ahead of the curve.”

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