SAN JOSE, Calif., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCRA), the leading provider of mobile communication solutions that address critical productivity and safety challenges facing healthcare, hospitality, retail and other mobile work environments, today announced the shipment of its 500,000 th Vocera Communication Badge to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital ( New London, Conn.). The wearable Vocera ® B3000 Communication Badge is a hands-free, voice-controlled communication solution used throughout any wireless networked building to empower nurses and other clinicians to spend more time at the patient bedside and improve the overall quality of care. Since its market introduction, the Vocera Badge has been proven to streamline staff communication and boost operational productivity, while reducing hospital background noise that can disrupt patient healing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120711/MM39184LOGO) Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is a 280 bed, not-for-profit, acute care hospital founded in 1912 that offers patients first class care in every diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative specialty. Lawrence + Memorial Hospital will use the Vocera B3000 Communication Badge throughout the hospital. In honor of receiving the 500,000 th Badge, Victoria Perkins, senior vice president of customer services, Vocera Communications, will present a commemorative Badge to Kim Kalajainen, vice president and chief information officer, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, on April 11. "Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is committed to supporting our patients with the very best in communication technology. The Vocera Voice Communication solutions, including the Vocera Badge, easily stood out as the best technology to support our staff in attending to patients faster and more efficiently," said Kim Kalajainen, vice president and chief information officer, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. "We are honored to be the recipient of the 500,000 th Badge and look forward to joining Vocera representatives during the commemorative ceremony." Deployed in over 800 hospitals worldwide, the Vocera Communication Badges are lightweight and wearable hands-free communication devices that enable instant two-way voice conversation using natural spoken commands. The Badge is part of the Vocera Voice Communication system that also enables smartphones, including iPhone ®, Android ™ and Cisco ® devices, to participate in Vocera one-touch or voice-controlled communication. "This is a momentous occasion for the company," said Victoria Perkins, senior vice president of customer services. "The continued adoption of the Vocera Voice Communication solution by hospitals reinforces our belief that communication at the patient's side can positively impact outcomes. We are honored that Lawrence + Memorial, a long-time Vocera customer, is part of this occasion." About Vocera CommunicationsVocera is the leading provider of mobile communication solutions that address critical productivity and safety challenges facing healthcare, hospitality, retail and other mobile work environments. One of the fastest growing mobile technology companies, Vocera is widely recognized for developing smarter ways to communicate that improve patient and customer satisfaction. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, Vocera Voice Communication, Secure Messaging, and Patient Experience solutions are installed in more than 1,000 organizations worldwide. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Tennessee, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com and @voceracom on Twitter.