SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced that its Chief Marketing Officer Kathy D. English is one of 24 women to be named a 2021 MM+M Hall of Femme honoree. MM+M’s Hall of Femme honors healthcare marketing professionals who set the bar extremely high within their organizations and industry.
“Kathy excels at inspiring and empowering her team and peers. She always steps up to every challenge; and during 2020, when the challenges were even greater, she pivoted our marketing strategy quickly in many innovative and successful ways, while never losing sight of the safety and well-being of her team members around the globe,” said Brent Lang, chairman and CEO of Vocera. “I am very proud of Kathy and this well-deserved accolade honoring her many achievements.”
English was selected as a Hall of Femme honoree out of more than 120 nominations. Now in its sixth year, MM+M selects women who have achieved success within their organizations, inspired colleagues and, through innovative and transformative work, elevated the practice of healthcare marketing to new heights.
“All you need to do is get on a single Zoom call to understand the incredible feat so many women are pulling off this year. Work, parenthood, teaching, life – I am absolutely amazed, which is why our Hall class is bigger this year than usual,” said editor-in-chief and GM of MM+M, Steve Madden.
English and the other 2021 Hall of Femme honorees will be profiled in the July/August print issue of MM+M and recognized at a virtual awards ceremony on June 3. This event, held in partnership with GENYOUth, will include online networking and panel discussions with experts providing women with the tools and insights needed to help them chart a path to the C-suite.
“I cannot think of a time (at least not in my lifetime) where women, especially those in the healthcare space, deserved to be recognized and celebrated more than they do at this very moment," Haymarket Studio’s senior manager and MM+M Hall of Femme host Kara Giannecchini said.
The mission of Vocera Communications, Inc. is to simplify and improve the lives of healthcare professionals, patients, and families while enabling hospitals to enhance quality of care and operational efficiency and humanize the healthcare experience. In 2000, when the company was founded, we began to forever change the way care teams communicate. Today, Vocera offers the leading platform for improving clinical communication and workflow. More than 2,300 facilities worldwide, including nearly 1,900 hospitals and healthcare facilities, have selected our solutions. Care team members use our solutions to communicate and collaborate with co-workers by securely texting or calling, and to be notified of important alerts and alarms. They can choose the right device for their role or task, including smartphones or our hands-free, wearable Vocera Smartbadge and Vocera Badge. They can create a richer, more human connection for patients and their loved ones before, during, and after care using Vocera Ease applications. Interoperability between the Vocera Platform and more than 150 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 solutions are found in luxury hotels, aged care facilities, retail stores, schools, power facilities, libraries, and more. Vocera solutions make mobile workers safer and more effective by enabling them to connect instantly with other people and access resources or information quickly. Vocera has made the list of Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America, and the Vocera Smartbadge was named to TIME’s list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2020. Learn more at www.vocera.com, and follow @VoceraComm and @VoceraEase on Twitter.
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