Seamless Transition Planned for Later this Year
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$VCRA—Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced that Chief Financial Officer Justin Spencer has been selected to serve as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and will be leaving Vocera in June to begin this new role. Mr. Spencer has been the Executive Vice President and CFO of Vocera since August 2014 and will remain with the company for the next several months to facilitate a smooth transition.
“Justin has made valuable contributions to Vocera as a key member of our executive team. His strong commitment to the company has been instrumental in driving our strategic plan and putting in place important building blocks for profitable growth,” said Brent Lang, Chairman and CEO of Vocera. “Justin’s work has ensured that we have the right teams, systems and processes in place as we embark on the next level of scale for our company.”
In 2018, Mr. Spencer was recognized for his outstanding leadership, receiving a C-Suite Award from the Silicon Valley Business Journal. As a mission president, Mr. Spencer will use his leadership skills to oversee the well-being of many full-time missionaries and lead several faith-based and community outreach efforts in the Salt Lake City area.
“Justin is a trusted partner in advancing the Vocera mission to improve the lives of patients, families and care teams around the world. I know this new endeavor is very meaningful to him, and we all wish him well as he prepares for this transition, knowing he will continue making a difference in the lives of others,” Mr. Lang said.
Vocera plans to conduct a comprehensive search for a candidate who demonstrates a similar commitment to its customers, employees, and investors during the next stage of the company’s journey to protect and connect frontline healthcare workers.
Separately, Vocera previously announced the company will report Q4 2020 results on Feb. 11, 2021. Please refer to investors.vocera.com for details.
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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 2,100 facilities worldwide, including nearly 1,700 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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