Vocera Ships 500,000th Communication Badge
Connecticut Hospital Receives Landmark Shipment of Communication Technology in
Use at Over 800 Hospitals
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 11, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vocera Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: VCRA), the leading provider of mobile communication solutions that
address critical productivity and safety challenges facing healthcare,
hospitality, retail and other mobile work environments, today announced the
shipment of its 500,000^th Vocera Communication Badge to Lawrence + Memorial
Hospital (New London, Conn.). The wearable Vocera^® B3000 Communication Badge
is a hands-free, voice-controlled communication solution used throughout any
wireless networked building to empower nurses and other clinicians to spend
more time at the patient bedside and improve the overall quality of care.
Since its market introduction, the Vocera Badge has been proven to streamline
staff communication and boost operational productivity, while reducing
hospital background noise that can disrupt patient healing.
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is a 280 bed, not-for-profit, acute care hospital
founded in 1912 that offers patients first class care in every diagnostic,
therapeutic and rehabilitative specialty. Lawrence + Memorial Hospital will
use the Vocera B3000 Communication Badge throughout the hospital. In honor of
receiving the 500,000^th Badge, Victoria Perkins, senior vice president of
customer services, Vocera Communications, will present a commemorative Badge
to Kim Kalajainen, vice president and chief information officer, Lawrence +
Memorial Hospital, on April 11.
"Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is committed to supporting our patients with the
very best in communication technology. The Vocera Voice Communication
solutions, including the Vocera Badge, easily stood out as the best technology
to support our staff in attending to patients faster and more efficiently,"
said Kim Kalajainen, vice president and chief information officer, Lawrence +
Memorial Hospital. "We are honored to be the recipient of the 500,000^th Badge
and look forward to joining Vocera representatives during the commemorative
Deployed in over 800 hospitals worldwide, the Vocera Communication Badges are
lightweight and wearable hands-free communication devices that enable instant
two-way voice conversation using natural spoken commands. The Badge is part of
the Vocera Voice Communication system that also enables smartphones, including
iPhone^®, Android^™ and Cisco^® devices, to participate in Vocera one-touch or
"This is a momentous occasion for the company," said Victoria Perkins, senior
vice president of customer services. "The continued adoption of the Vocera
Voice Communication solution by hospitals reinforces our belief that
communication at the patient's side can positively impact outcomes. We are
honored that Lawrence + Memorial, a long-time Vocera customer, is part of this
About Vocera Communications
Vocera is the leading provider of mobile communication solutions that address
critical productivity and safety challenges facing healthcare, hospitality,
retail and other mobile work environments. One of the fastest growing mobile
technology companies, Vocera is widely recognized for developing smarter ways
to communicate that improve patient and customer satisfaction. Exclusively
endorsed by the American Hospital Association, Vocera Voice Communication,
Secure Messaging, and Patient Experience solutions are installed in more than
1,000 organizations worldwide. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, Calif.,
with offices in Tennessee, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more
information, visit www.vocera.com and @voceracom on Twitter.
SOURCE Vocera Communications, Inc.
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