Vocera Supports Wounded Troops

Vocera Supports Wounded Troops

by Karen Grimord on April 1, 2009

Vocera Supports Wounded Troops through the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project

Vocera contribution will support combat wounded veterans

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Vocera, Inc., has made a financial contribution to the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project (LHCP) to provide comfort and relief items for military personnel who become sick, injured, or wounded from service in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan. LHCP collects and distributes personal and care items to military patients, men and women of the armed forces, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and to field hospitals with additional needs.

“The contribution from Vocera will allow us to provide additional comfort items to wounded personnel at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany, the largest American military hospital outside the United States and to field hospitals in Afghanistan and Iraq, within minutes of their injury and arrival at a military Med Station,” said Karen Grimord, founder of the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project. “Donations allow LHCP to bring a touch of home and love to patients cared for far from our borders.”

Each LHCP shipment is sent in honor of a military member who has made the ultimate sacrifice and lost his or her life in service to our country. Hospital staff report that when patients learn that they and their fallen service members are remembered “back home,” spirits are lifted.

“Vocera is humbled by the commitment of the troops that serve our country,” said Bob Zollars, Chairman and CEO of Vocera Communications. “Several of Vocera’s staff members have had the privilege to work as technology consultants at Landstuhl. We have seen first hand the spirit and dedication of the VA staff and the patients they care for.”

The Landstuhl Hospital Care Project (LHCP) is a non-profit organization. Donations to LRMC are done through the Wounded Warrior Ministry Center. This allows all in-patients, out-patients, LRMC liaisons, LRMC nurses and medical escorts access to supplies. The purpose of the program is to enhance the morale and welfare for troops and veterans by contributing quality-of-life items.

About Vocera

Vocera Inc. provides wireless communication systems enabling instant voice communication among mobile workers for leading institutions and companies requiring enhanced customer service, productivity, and teamwork.. The AHA Solutions division of the American Hospital Association has endorsed the Vocera communications system for instant voice communication in healthcare. The system is installed in over 600 hospitals around the world. The company, based in San Jose, Calif., sells to customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.”

Thank you to Vocera Communications and its employees. At a time when philanthropic giving is threatened by bottom lines, it is uplifting to see that some companies are still able to reach out and help where there is a need.

 

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