Nonprofit Distributor of Medical Supplies to the Developing World Deploys Vocera Solution in its San Leandro, California Facility
San Jose, Calif.--February 6, 2013--Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCRA), a provider of mobile communication solutions focused on addressing critical communication challenges facing hospitals, today announced the donation of its technology to MedShare, an Atlanta-based non-profit that recovers and redistributes surplus medical supplies and equipment to developing countries. Vocera's wearable, hands-free, voice-controlled communication system helps MedShare improve communication throughout its San Leandro warehouse. The donation allows MedShare to expedite services for communities in need by increasing staff productivity and operational efficiency.
The Vocera Communications System allows for instant two-way communication among MedShare staff from anywhere in the warehouse. Staff can directly communicate shipment, delivery and other requests from throughout the facility without leaving their work area, creating a more productive environment.
"The Vocera solution had an immediate positive impact on our San Leandro warehouse and we are greatly appreciative of the company's generosity," said Chuck Haupt, Executive Director, and MedShare Western Region. "Our team quickly embraced the use of the Vocera system and the Vocera Communications Badge. Our internal communication process has already been streamlined as a result of the donation from Vocera. We are thrilled to partner with a company that shares in our commitment to improve healthcare for those in need."
Vocera donated a Vocera Communications System including the system software and B3000 Communication Badges to MedShare in December 2012. The system is currently being deployed in the organization's 54,000 square foot San Leandro, Calif. facility. Vocera will increase its donation as MedShare expands its use of the Vocera system to its Atlanta headquarters in the coming months.
"Vocera is honored to provide MedShare with our solutions to support their mission to redistributing unused medical supplies to those most in need," said Robert J. Zollars, chairman and chief executive officer of Vocera. "We look forward to continuing to provide MedShare's staff with the technology and support they need to help improve healthcare in developing countries."
MedShare collects surplus medical supplies and equipment from hospitals, distributors and manufacturers, and redistributes those supplies to qualified healthcare facilities in the developing world. Since the organization was founded in 1998, over $100 million worth of medical supplies and equipment have been sent on more than 850 shipments to 95 countries around the world, saving countless lives and over 2 million cubic feet of space from U.S. landfills.
Vocera provides mobile communication solutions addressing critical communication challenges facing hospitals today. We help our customers improve patient safety and satisfaction, and increase hospital efficiency and productivity through our Voice Communication solution, Secure Messaging applications and Care Transition solutions. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, the Vocera solutions are installed in more than 800 hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Tennessee, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com.