Vocera Names Kathy English as Vice President of Marketing

Thursday, February 4, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), the leading mobile healthcare communications company, announced today the appointment of Kathy Doub English as its Vice President of Marketing.

English, who started her career as a critical care nurse before turning to technology marketing, has more than 25 years of leadership experience in healthcare, product management and solution marketing. Her nursing path altered after seeing how breakdowns in communication put her patients, fellow clinicians and hospital at risk. The inability for care teams to quickly connect and collaborate with critical information was the tipping point for English, setting her on a journey to find innovations that improve healthcare delivery.   

“Finding ways to enhance patient, family and clinician experiences through better communication has been my passion since the beginning of my career. I am elated to renew that purpose at Vocera,” English said. “I have been monitoring Vocera’s success for several years, and I am impressed with the company’s human-centered approach to developing healthcare technology.”

English joins Vocera from Cisco Systems, where she served as the Global Senior Director of Industries and Services Marketing Communications and was responsible for monitoring and managing industry trends, amplifying solution value, leading content strategies, and aligning marketing programs to meet customers’ needs in innovative ways. In addition to a proven track record in global marketing and communications, English has more than seven years of experience in direct patient care and nursing management, earning a nursing degree from George Mason University.

“Kathy brings a powerful combination of clinical healthcare experience, innovation and marketing leadership to Vocera. As a nurse and someone who has walked in the shoes of Vocera’s customers, Kathy deeply understands the communication, collaboration and workflow challenges clinicians face,” said Brent Lang, President and CEO of Vocera. “She also understands the importance of building trusted relationships and connecting people to the right information at the right time. Kathy is an excellent addition to the team and will bring a tremendous amount of value to the company’s mission and message."

About Vocera
Vocera Communications, Inc. offers the most robust clinical communications system in healthcare. Installed in more than 2,100 organizations worldwide, Vocera delivers secure, integrated and intelligent communication solutions that enable care teams to collaborate more efficiently by delivering the right information, to the right person, on the right device, in the right location, at the right time. Vocera solutions provide hands-free voice communication, secure text messaging, patient engagement tools, and integrated clinical workflow with EHRs, nurse call systems and physiological monitors.  These solutions help improve operational efficiency, quality of care, safety and satisfaction across the continuum of care. In addition to technology solutions, Vocera drives thought leadership and new standards in care to elevate patient, family, nurse and physician experiences via the company's research collaborative, the Experience Innovation Network. 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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