SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced the company’s board of directors elected President and CEO Brent D. Lang to chairman of the board, effective June 1, 2018, following the annual shareholder meeting. Lang succeeds Robert J. Zollars, who will be transitioning off the board at the same time, having reached the end of his term. Lang has been a member of the Vocera board since his appointment to CEO in 2013 when he succeeded Zollars in that position as well. Howard Janzen will continue to serve as the board’s lead independent director.
“It’s time to complete the passing of the baton to Brent, who is doing a stellar job leading Vocera and driving the company’s growth and innovations to improve the healthcare experience," Zollars said. “The Vocera board fully supported this transition and is fortunate to have someone with Brent's experience, vision and successful track record.”
Zollars has served as chairman of the board since June 2007, and served as CEO of Vocera for six years. For more than 30 years, Zollars has made a significant impact on many people, products and businesses, leading 11 businesses as president or chief executive officer (CEO), in a range of different markets, including distribution, medical products, pharmaceutical services, and healthcare communication. In 2012, he worked closely with Lang to successfully lead Vocera through its journey to become a publicly traded company.
"Bob has made a lasting impression on Vocera both as the CEO and as board chairman,” said Lang. “He has worked tirelessly to help build a solid foundation for the company’s growth and continued innovation. He has been a great mentor to me and our employees. We are grateful for his many years of service and support."
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 1,700 facilities worldwide, including 1,500 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 140 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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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.