For the kids at Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne, N.Y., nothing is more important than the status of their health. Created to provide specialized camping and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses, the ranch is an opportunity to escape the daily reminders of their circumstances. But with more than 900 campers expected to attend the ranch’s week-long sessions, assuring their health is being properly monitored has been a challenge for the ranch. With that in mind, the ranch is using Microsoft’s Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 as a way to manage the task. Using funds obtained from grants and in-kind services, the ranch reached out to Microsoft and Sage Computer Associates, Inc., to install and use SBS 2003 R2 in Paul’s Body Shop, its medical clinic. With the new software, doctors will be able to better access medical records and other critical information about the campers.
Double H Ranch is part of the Hole in the Wall Camps Association, founded by actor Paul Newman as a place where children with serious illnesses can enjoy their childhood and partake in activities. The camps hosted more than 15,000 children last year.