Vocera Salutes Nurses during National Nurses Week

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Vocera Salutes Nurses during National Nurses Week

Chief Nursing Officer Rhonda Collins Works to Empower Fellow Nurses

SAN JOSE, Calif. - May 6, 2014 - Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCRA), the leading provider of integrated, intelligent communication solutions for healthcare and other mission-critical mobile environments, salutes nurses across the country, especially during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2014.

On Thursday, May 8, Rhonda Collins, chief nursing officer of Vocera, will be among thousands of people who will view the premiere of The American Nurse, a film by Carolyn Jones that follows five nurses, across five locations in distinctly different nursing roles as they provide care and change the lives of their patients. For a preview of the film, visit www.vocera.com/nursesweek.

"Carolyn is spectacular at shining the light on extraordinary people doing extraordinary things to care for their patients. Nurses are remarkable individuals who deserve special thanks for all they do to help heal humanity one person at time," said Collins.

The day of the film premiere, Collins will lead a Vocera Nurses Week Tweet Chat to provide nurses and others an opportunity to share their personal stories about the importance of the profession and how nurses are transforming care delivery. To participate in the Tweet Chat, scheduled for 2 p.m. EDT on May 8, join the @RhondaCNO Twitter feed and use the hashtag #VNW14.

In a recently published paper, "The CNO Perspective," Collins elaborates on the vital role nurses play in driving healthcare innovations. When asked to provide her viewpoint on the key trends and challenges in healthcare, she shared key insights on the importance of empowering nurses and improving care team communications.

"When nurses are empowered to make decisions regarding how they deliver patient care and are given tools that greatly enhance clinical workflow communications, the overall experience for patients and nurses improves, ultimately enhancing clinical outcomes, patient and care team satisfaction, and the bottom line," Collins said.

To learn more about how Vocera is supporting Nurses Week, or to get a copy of "The CNO Perspective," go to www.vocera.com/nursesweek. Join the Tweet Chat hosted by Rhonda Collins via the @RhondaCNO Twitter feed on May 8 at 2 p.m. EDT and mention #VNW14. For more information on Vocera and its innovative communication solutions, email info@vocera.com or call 1-888-986-2372.

About Vocera
Vocera empowers integrated, intelligent communication in healthcare, hospitality, energy and other mission-critical mobile environments. Vocera is widely recognized for developing smarter ways to communicate that improve patient and customer satisfaction with the Vocera Communication and Care Experience solutions. Vocera provides technology innovations and thought leadership that humanize healthcare for patients, families and care teams and improve customer experience in more than 1,200 organizations worldwide. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Tennessee, Canada, Singapore, India and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com and @VoceraCom on Twitter.

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