SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, announced today that Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga., received the first shipment of Vocera Smartbadges to improve clinician agility and accelerate patient care. Vocera recently announced the new mobile device, which launched a new category of wearable communication. The Smartbadge combines smartphone usability with the hands-free freedom of the Vocera Badge, which is used in nearly 1,600 healthcare facilities around the world.
“We have been using Vocera technology for more than 10 years and are thrilled to be the first hospital to receive the Smartbadge,” said Evelyn M. Olenick, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. “Our clinicians are looking forward to having more contextual patient information at their fingertips with the new, larger touchscreen while still being able to communicate hands-free.”
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is one of the busiest and most advanced hospitals in the Southeast. The 691-bed teaching hospital is nationally recognized for clinical excellence and innovative community health programs focused on providing the best possible patient care for more than 107 years. In conjunction with hands-free communication, the hospital uses Vocera technology for secure text messaging and clinical alert and alarm management. Phoebe will start by piloting the Smartbadge across clinical areas and with nurse managers in nursing units, and then will evaluate alerts and alarms on the new device over time.
“It is an honor to celebrate this milestone with a long-time, innovative customer like Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital,” said Brent Lang, president and CEO of Vocera. “We look forward to hearing how the Smartbadge enhances clinical communication, workflows and patient care.”
About Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
Located in Albany, Ga., Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is a 691-bed teaching hospital and regional center for cancer treatment, cardiac medicine/surgery, gastrointestinal disease and neuro-science. Phoebe is one of only six designated perinatal centers in Georgia and is the region’s only provider of many services including neonatal intensive care, cardiovascular surgery and radiation oncology. As a true not-for-profit community hospital, Phoebe is operated by a volunteer board drawn from the community it serves and is constantly reinvesting in the health of southwest Georgia through programs in prevention, education and research that go beyond the bounds of traditional medicine. For more information, visit www.phoebehealth.com.
The mission of Vocera Communications, Inc. is to simplify and improve the lives of healthcare professionals and patients, while enabling hospitals to enhance quality of care and operational efficiency. In 2000, when the company was founded, we began to forever change the way care teams communicate. Today, Vocera continues to offer the leading platform for clinical communication and workflow. More than 1,850 facilities worldwide, including nearly 1,700 hospitals and healthcare facilities, have selected our solutions for team members to text securely using smartphones or make calls with our hands-free, wearable Vocera Badge. Interoperability between Vocera and more than 150 clinical and operational systems helps reduce alarm fatigue, speed up staff response times, and improve patient care, safety and experience. In addition to healthcare, Vocera is at home in luxury hotels, aged care facilities, nuclear facilities, libraries, retail stores and more. Vocera makes a difference in any industry where workers are on the move and need to connect instantly with team members and access resources or information quickly. In 2017, Vocera made the list of Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. Learn more at www.vocera.com, and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.
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