SAN JOSE, CALIF., May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), the leading provider of real-time, intelligent communication solutions for mission-critical healthcare environments, today announced that two company executives have been recognized for their professional accomplishments and influence in healthcare and technology.
M. Bridget Duffy, MD, chief medical officer, was recently named "Woman of the Year" by Women Health Care Executives (WHCE), and recognized as one of the "Most Influential Women in Business for 2015" by the San Francisco Business Times. Additionally, Sandra Miley, vice president of marketing, was named one of Silicon Valley Business Journal's "2015 Women of Influence."
"These accolades are well deserved. Bridget and Sandra are not only committed to their work to improve healthcare, they are both role models for women executives and other leaders in the industry," said Brent Lang, president and CEO of Vocera. "We are proud of their achievements and look forward to their future endeavors as they continue to blaze a trail for advancing women in business, healthcare and technology."
Dr. Duffy, considered the founder and leader of the patient experience movement, was the country's first chief experience officer in healthcare, establishing that role at the Cleveland Clinic in 2006. An early pioneer in the creation of hospitalist medicine, Dr. Duffy has spent more than 20 years defining the components of an optimal healing environment and designing ways to humanize healthcare. In addition to her role as chief medical officer at Vocera, she is the co-founder of the company's thought leadership and research collaborative, the Experience Innovation Network. Dr. Duffy attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She currently serves on the advisory boards of Velano Vascular and Maven Clinic, and is on the board of directors of Rock Health, Essia Health and Children's HeartLink.
A leader in enterprise and technology marketing, Miley brings an accomplished track record of developing compelling brands and driving growth for numerous successful high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. In addition, she serves as a strategic advisor and mentor to women-led businesses through the Bay Area and was recently voted to the United Way of Silicon Valley Board. Miley is also a partner member of SV2 (Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund), a partnership for giving grants in the areas of Education, Health, Environmental Sustainability and International Development.
Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) empowers teams through intelligent, real-time communication and collaboration in healthcare, hospitality, energy, and other mission-critical mobile environments. Widely recognized for developing smarter ways to communicate, Vocera offers enterprise-class technologies that enable collaboration for mobile teams on their device of choice. Vocera solutions are installed in more than 1,200 organizations worldwide, improving efficiency, quality, safety and outcomes while creating optimal working and healing environments. Via the company's research collaborative, the Experience Innovation Network, Vocera also drives thought leadership for the healthcare industry and new standards in care delivery to elevate patient, family, nurse and physician experiences. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in San Francisco, Tennessee, Canada, India, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com and @VoceraComm on Twitter.
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Vocera technology has bridged our communication gaps – allowing instant hands-free voice calls, improving patient care coordination, and enhancing staff and patient safety by reducing response times.Norman Bowman, Clinical Ward Administrator at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
The Vocera numbers speak for themselves, and they show this technology can dramatically reduce the time it takes to connect with a colleague and get a response. That has a real impact on the care we provide.Adrian Plunkett, Paediatric Intensivist Consultant at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital
We have seen improvement in our communication across Emergency Care since implementing Vocera technology – staff can now connect with the right person on their first try.Victoria Sudron, Service Improvement Coordinator at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust
Since implementing Vocera, we no longer have communication delays due to the ‘page and wait’ scenario.Nick Roper, Clinical Director at North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Trust
Vocera empowers people in mission-critical environments to instantly connect via secure, mobile, integrated and intelligent communication solutions.