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Moving Patients From ER to Rooms Faster at Phelps Memorial Hospital

February 1, 2006 Comments Off on Moving Patients From ER to Rooms Faster at Phelps Memorial Hospital

Vocera wireless communicators help Phelps Memorial Hospital get patients out of emergency and into inpatient rooms faster. When Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, was looking for a partner to help improve communications within its 235-bed, acute care facility, the hospital turned to local communication solutions provider TPC Healthcare. In 2005 alone, almost 23,000 patients went through the Emergency Department at Phelps, with one-quarter requiring inpatient admission. Management recognized that to reduce the time it took to place these patients into rooms, a more efficient communication system was needed. "We are always looking for tools to improve productivity and efficiency," ... More »