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  • Hard to give recommendations just based on that, and I'm not familiar with medical installations, but here are my thoughts.
    First, how bright is the area you are going to be projecting?
    If you are going to be in a conference room or somewhere without windows you can get away with a dimmer projector (2000 - 3000 lumens) as you can turn off the lights whenever it is being used. If you are in an area that needs to always have lights on, or there is natural light coming in, you need to have something brighter to overwhelm the ambient light and get you a good image. 
    I just recently installed some 5000-lumen projects that are useable with the lights on, but turning off one bank of lights closest to the screen makes it nearly perfect.
    Do you want laser or standard lamps?
    Projectors with laser light sources tend to be faster to turn on and off, quieter, and run cooler. They also tend to be more expensive.
    As mentioned, the projectors we installed have been laser and I'm sold on them being worth every dollar. Ours doesn't even ask "Are you sure?" when you go to turn it off as it doesn't have the long, loud, and slow cooldown period afterwards.
    How do you plan on connecting the projector?
    I assumed you'll be using HDMI to get a good quality signal up to the projector, but HDMI is limited in the length of the cable and it's nearly impossible to make custom lengths. I tend to use KramerAV equipment to get the signal from a wall plate or table box, convert it to HDBaseT, then send it up to the projector. Some even have an HDBaseT input on them, which saves needing to convert the signal again.
    I'm happy to send a parts list and wiring diagram of how we've wired our projectors.
    For the mount, what are you mounting to?
    The main question you need to answer is what are you mounting to? There are many universal projector mounts that can be attached easily to threaded pipe and bolted to the ceiling, but how to attach it to the ceiling is the biggest pain. Are you going into wooden rafters, concrete ceilings, drop ceilings, etc. ?
    We have concrete ceilings which involve a more cumbersome installation with installing concrete anchors in pre-drilled holes. That being said, there is a drop ceiling grid that I've taken to installing FSR ceiling boxes in. The model with a projector pole mount and area to store additional equipment has really been helpful to cut down a visible clutter within the room.
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  • Airflow and cleaning requirements of projectors and screens in an ICU setting have lead to shift towards enclosed (non touch) or partially enclosed (touch surface exposed) commercial TVs or commercial displays.

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  • The first sentence from  spicehead-krnup should be emphasized

    "Hard to give recommendations just based on that, and I'm not familiar with medical installations"

    Depending on the location of the install, even moving a ceiling tile to see what might be above it can require several levels of sign-offs and a fair amount of scheduling.

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  • I would also add, what is the requirement for a projector over a large screen TV?

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  • Hey OP, not sure what your specific requirements are but wanted to suggest giving ViewSonic a look to see if we have something that will work! Definitely feel free to message me directly or tag me here if you have any specific questions or need more assistance and I'd be happy to help! Good luck :)

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