Leading U.S. Healthcare Providers Choose Send Word Now for Mass Notification
NEW YORK, NY, JULY 24, 2015 – Send Word Now, the worldwide leader in enterprise communications, including emergency notification and mobile collaboration, announced today contract agreements with several top healthcare organisations in Q2 2015. New agreements were signed with Scripps Health, SSM Health and South Shore Medical, among others.
Scripps Health, based in San Diego, CA, is a $2.5 billion private, nonprofit, integrated health system that is ranked among the top 15 health systems in the nation. Scripps treats more than 500,000 patients annually through four hospitals on five campuses. It has more than 2,600 affiliated physicians and 13,000 employees.
SSM Health, based in St. Louis, MO, is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation. The system has more than 7,000 physicians and 30,000 employees across four states, experiencing more than 4 million physician encounters annually.
South Shore Medical Center (SSMC), based in Norwell, MA, is an independently owned, not-for-profit organisation, with facilities spanning three locations. Founded in 1962, its multi-speciality private practice of over 100 providers is engaged in internal medicine, family medicine, paediatrics, wellness, surgery, and obstetrics/gynaecology.
“We are truly honoured and grateful that some of the nation’s largest and most recognised health systems have chosen Send Word Now as their mass notification service,” said Lorin Bristow, Senior Vice President, Marketing, for Send Word Now. “We are committed to helping these organisations improve operations and deliver better patient outcomes through faster, more secure communications.”
Mass notification services allow healthcare managers to securely alert and receive feedback from a large number of employees, physicians, patients and other stakeholders through virtually any communication device. Hospitals and health systems utilise mass notification services in a variety of ways, ranging from routine staffing to crisis response to Information Technology (IT) alerting.
About Send Word Now
Headquartered in New York City, Send Word Now is the leading worldwide provider of critical communications solutions. The company’s easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification, enterprise collaboration and mobile applications are used by businesses, government agencies, universities and non-profit organisations worldwide to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication when it is needed the most.
Among its many accolades, Send Word Now recently received the CIR Cloud Services Provider of the Year Award and the BCI Continuity and Resilience Innovation 2015 Award. It was named a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for U.S. Emergency/Mass Notification Services. It also won the DRI Notification System of the Year Award, and the Small Business Achievement Award from the Department of Homeland Security for its work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).