Vocera Delivers Its One Millionth Hands-Free Communication Device

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is recipient of the milestone Vocera Badge
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
SAN JOSE, Calif.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, announced today that the company delivered its one millionth Vocera Badge to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York. The hands-free Vocera® B3000n Badge is a wearable, voice-controlled communication device used by care teams around the world to simplify clinical workflows, reduce response times, and improve patient care, safety and experience.

With more than 1,000 attending physicians and more than 2,800 nurses, MSK understands the importance of effective clinical communication. The 473-bed hospital has been delivering exceptional patient care, conducting innovative research, and delivering outstanding educational programs for more than 130 years.

"We strive to use innovative technologies to support our patients, their families, and our staff,” said Blanca Vasquez-Clarfield, Nurse Leader at MSK. “We are proud to receive the one millionth badge and be part of this important milestone for Vocera.”

MSK has been a Vocera customer for nearly 10 years, using the company’s mobile solutions for hands-free communication and secure text messaging.

"We are honored to celebrate this landmark occasion with Memorial Sloan Kettering and all the care team members who are improving the lives of the patients they serve,” said Brent Lang, president and CEO of Vocera. “It’s amazing to think about 1 million Vocera Badges helping people connect in mission-critical environments around the world. I’m very proud of this milestone and this unique communication device that has become an important tool for so many people doing great work.”

The delivery of the one millionth Vocera Badge is one of two recent milestones for the company. On Feb. 16, 2018, Vocera will celebrate its 18th anniversary.

About Vocera

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 1,400 hospitals and health systems around the world have selected our solutions for care teams to text securely using smartphones or make calls with our hands-free, wearable Vocera Badge. Interoperability between Vocera and more than 140 clinical 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.

The Vocera logo is a trademark of Vocera Communications, Inc. Vocera® is a trademark of Vocera Communications, Inc. registered in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks appearing in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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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
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