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Midwives for an Equitable and Sustainable Future: ACNM Extends Year of Nurse and Midwife, Begins Decade of the Midwife

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization extended the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife into 2021 in Europe, to celebrate and recognize the hard work of nurses and midwives fighting the pandemic. The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) supports this decision and hereby extends this recognition to the United States.

The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the critical role midwives play in keeping people healthy across the lifespan. It has also exposed the weaknesses in our healthcare systems and the enormous challenges midwives face every day, as well as shined a light on their incredible commitment and courage. Finally, it has given us the opportunity to reconsider and explore models of care that center midwifery care. As the world's oldest profession, midwives must play an integral part in the future of the world's healthcare.

2021 also kicks off the "Decade of the Midwife" (2021-2030), an initiative led by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). We are at a pivotal point in history, and the actions we take over the next ten years will determine the future direction of healthcare. This initiative will aim to highlight the role of midwives as gender champions in their communities and disseminate evidence about the vital need for midwives to transform quality sexual and reproductive healthcare for a sustainable future.

"We are thrilled to extend the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife and kick off the Decade of the Midwife," stated ACNM President, Cathy Collins-Fulea, DNP, CNM, FACNM. "Given the critical roles midwives have played in the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever there is a need to celebrate, uplift, and center midwives in the conversation about improved healthcare."

ACNM's goals for the Decade of the Midwife center around four categories: practice, education, research, and policy. This initiative will integrate seamlessly with our strategic goals, mission, campaigns, and contributions over the next ten years. By focusing on how we can center the midwife in the fight for equitable and sustainable global healthcare, we can work to achieve sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.

About ACNM

With over 6,500 members, ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to 1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers, and promotes continuing education programs, establishes education and clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.

Learn more at https://www.midwife.org/.

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Senate Reintroduces Legislation to Federally Invest in Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Program

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Yesterday, the Senate reintroduced the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA) Act, critical legislation that seeks to reduce the disparate maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates, especially among Black and Brown birthing people and infants. The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) strongly supports the MOMMA Act.

Spearheaded by Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), the MOMMA Act would, among other initiatives, establish grant opportunities for entities with proven approaches to improving our nation's mortality rate by offering better maternal and postpartum health care.

Specifically, the MOMMA Act would invest federal funding in the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) program, a national partnership of organizations, including ACNM, with goals improving the culture of care to eliminate preventable maternal mortality and severe morbidity across the care continuum.

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) strongly supports the MOMMA Act and applauds Senators Durbin and Duckworth for their leadership and commitment to improving the culture of health for pregnant and postpartum people.

"All pregnant and birthing people and babies should be served by a maternity care system that delivers safe, equitable, ethical, and patient-centered care, the hallmarks of midwifery," stated ACNM President, Cathy Collins-Fulea, DNP, CNM, FACNM. "Midwives stand ready to work with policymakers and stakeholders to implement evidence-based solutions, including reducing primary cesarean sections and increasing access to midwives and midwifery-led care models, to help improve maternal health outcomes for all people and communities."

Every year across the United States, of the 4,000,000 people who give birth, about 700 suffer fatal complications during pregnancy, while giving birth, or during the postpartum period, and 70,000 suffer near-fatal, partum-related complications. These statistics disproportionately impact Black and Brown pregnant and birthing people. Through the implementation of a comprehensive set of policies to improve data collection, dissemination of information on effective interventions, and expansion of access to health care and social services for postpartum people, the MOMMA Act is another piece of critical legislation that if realized, can help address escalating rates of maternal mortality and morbidity disproportionately impacting these communities.

Contact Amy Kohl (akohl@acnm.org) ACNM Director, Advocacy & Government Affairs, for more information on the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA) Act.

About ACNM

With over 6,500 members, ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to 1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers, and promotes continuing education programs, establishes education and clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.

Learn more at https://www.midwife.org/.

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ACNM Membership & Communications
240.485.1813; membership@acnm.org

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JNL Technologies Launches Quantum SA Standalone Wander Management Control Unit

IXONIA, Wis. -- JNL Technologies, maker of Quantum nurse call, wander management, and access control systems, is now shipping Quantum SA, a standalone wander management system. Using the same proven Bluetooth technology as JNL's Quantum DCS product line, the Quantum SA does not require cable installation or the purchase of a Quantum server and is perfect for smaller areas that do not require centralized management.

"We are proud to release a version of our technology in a door monitor that doesn't require wire runs or a server to control it. The Quantum DCS has been installed in facilities across the country and works well in areas that other wander management systems fail due to old technology and interference issues," says JNL President, Jim Gleason. "We felt it was time to develop a cost effective, single door wander management control unit that can replace unreliable older systems."

To simplify installation, the Quantum SA controller provides industry standard input and output options, and in many cases, is a drop-in replacement. The controller and wander management transmitters are managed with a provided Android tablet. With the tablet, users are able to quickly adjust door settings, test transmitter batteries, and turn off unused transmitters.

According to Gleason, "We have always wanted to provide our wander management system to the entire market, and this allows us to do just that. To protect your investment, Quantum SA can be field upgraded when you are ready to transition to the full Quantum system."

The Quantum system is comprehensive and scalable and is designed to meet both budget and community size requirements. Due to this flexibility, Quantum has seen rapid adoption by facilities across the country. In an effort to meet this demand, JNL is actively recruiting new dealers.

More information: https://jnltech.net/quantum-sa-wander-management/

About JNL Technologies:

JNL is a leading provider of nurse call and resident monitoring technology in the senior housing market. JNL has over 30 years of hands-on experience in health care, nurse call, remote monitoring, and wander management technology. With a network of vetted and trained partners, JNL offers fully featured senior safety technology to long-term care communities.

For more information, visit https://jnltech.net/, or contact info@jnltech.net

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Mopec Announces New Morgue Overflow Cold Storage Container Systems

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. -- Mopec, the nationwide leader in pathology, anatomy, mortuary and necropsy equipment and supplies, announced a new all-inclusive cold storage container system available on a monthly rental basis to provide morgues, funeral homes, and healthcare organizations with increased decedent refrigeration capacity.

These refrigerated containers are perfect for any organization looking for additional on-site refrigerated space. This temporary and expandable system sits at ground level and comes with an attachable ramp for easier loading and unloading. Available in a 20-foot or 40-foot system, these containers can handle 16 to 50 bodies at max capacity.

"There were a number of problems with the refrigerated semitrailers organizations ran into when the pandemic first hit that we have been working with our customers to solve," said Kirk Gossett, Vice President of Global Sales for Mopec. "We combined all of their feedback with our decades of engineering and design experience and created a whole new system that better fits the varying needs across the country."

While the system is electrically powered via "shore" power, it can be easily converted for use with a diesel generator. Because the unit sits on the ground, it eliminates the need for a loading dock or large and dangerous ramps. Offered as an all-inclusive system, the refrigerated container comes with everything needed to increase surge capacity, including Guardian Four or Five Tier Body Storage Racks, Body Storage Trays, Body Bags, and a Battery Powered Body Lift.

Guardian Morgue Overflow Cold Storage Container Systems are included under the Mopec Guardian Systems line and are the ultimate solution when dealing with surge capacity morgue overflow. Mopec Guardian Systems also includes PPE, the patented MERC portable cooling systems, body bags, the Guardian Rack system, and the MaxAir CAPR System.

For more information, or to obtain a quotation, please visit https://www.mopec.com/, or call (800) 362-8491.

About Mopec

Mopec, based in Madison Heights, Michigan, is a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality pathology, anatomy, mortuary, and necropsy equipment and products. Founded in 1992, Mopec differentiates itself through its extensive engineering process, superior design, and market-leading quality. Mopec is Better By Design and specializes in solutions for hospitals, universities, morgues, and a variety of other markets. Mopec is committed to the production innovative products and providing high quality customer service. For more information, visit https://www.mopec.com/.

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Jeff Pemberton
248.284.0871
jpemberton@mopec.com

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Premier Nursing Academy Launches New Center to Train CNAs for Free and Grow Bradenton-Sarasota Area Healthcare Jobs

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- Premier Nursing Academy, an institution offering free, state-approved training to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA), has launched its second Florida location in Bradenton. The new Bradenton location is expected to train as many as 500 students in 2021 from the broader Bradenton and Sarasota metro area.

This new campus makes Premier Nursing Academy's innovative no-cost training model available to more students and progressive healthcare employers. Premier Nursing Academy works with area employers who sponsor training and commit to employing candidates who complete Premier Nursing Academy's Florida Board of Nursing-approved CNA program. Attendees of Premier Nursing Academy do not pay any tuition or fees and are also guaranteed a CNA job upon graduation with one of many Bradenton-area employers sponsoring classroom seats.

Premier Nursing Academy's new campus location is 5720 14th St. W, Bradenton, Fla. 34207, in the Southwood Shoppes Shopping Mall. The first class at this location started on November 30, and additional classes are seated on a rolling basis thereafter. Both day and evening class schedules for 4-week and 6-week programs, respectively, are open for approved and sponsored candidates.

Interested applicants may view upcoming classes and apply on the Premier Nursing Academy website: https://www.premiernursingacademy.org/locations/florida/bradenton

"Employers we surveyed overwhelmingly confirmed their need for qualified CNAs in Bradenton and surrounding areas, including Sarasota, Sun City, and Palmetto," says Matt Killday, Chief Operating Officer. "Local healthcare facilities could collectively employ 1,000 or more CNAs in 2021 if they had enough qualified personnel available for them to hire. What we're doing at Premier Nursing Academy is working with employers to identify promising talent and provide them training for free, to get more people certified and into these skilled local jobs that might otherwise go unfilled."

Premier Nursing Academy's training program combines classroom instruction at one of its campus locations with onsite clinical instruction conducted at a participating employer-partner facility. Stringent COVID-19 protocols are in place at all training facilities for the health and safety of Premier Nursing Academy trainees, staff, employers, and patients.

"CNAs play a crucial role on the frontlines of patient care. We're doubling our capacity in Florida to train entry-level health professionals at a critical time," says Killday. "Our graduates-whether they continue to be CNAs or decide to go into more advanced nursing-are in a high-demand field and are making a difference."

Premier Nursing Academy was started with the goal of creating an training-to-employment pipeline and has graduated close to 1,000 CNAs since its inception in 2017. Founders Chris Palevich, President of Premier Nursing Academy, and his father Rob Palevich recognized a shortage of qualified CNAs in their area and set out to create a solution that could benefit both employers and prospective healthcare workers looking for a streamlined, debt-free pathway into the healthcare profession.

About Premier Nursing Academy

Premier Nursing Academy is a contract training provider serving aspiring healthcare professionals. Founded in 2017, Premier Nursing Academy offers an innovative no-cost training program in which trainees are sponsored by an employer and work for the employer after completion of their program. Premier Nursing Academy engages with employer partners by assisting them in recruiting and training new employees for entry-level healthcare positions or offering training to their existing workforce.

Premier Nursing Academy currently focuses on training certified nursing assistants (CNAs) in 4- to 6-week programs that prepare graduates to pass their CNA exam. Premier Nursing Academy operates training centers in Pinellas Park (Tampa metro area) and Bradenton (Sarasota metro area). Premier Nursing Academy is licensed by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide CNA training.

For more information visit https://www.premiernursingacademy.org/

Media Contact:
Chris Palevich, MBA, MSM
President, Premier Nursing Academy
Telephone 260-450-9647
chris.palevich@premiernursingacademy.org

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Houston Methodist Improves Patient Access with Blockit’s Digital Care Coordination Platform

MCKINNEY, Texas -- Blockit, the leader in highly integrated digital care coordination and scheduling solutions for health systems, and Houston Methodist, a national recognized healthcare innovation leader and leading academic medical center serving the Greater Houston area, today announced that Houston Methodist has selected Blockit's consumer scheduling, referral management and imaging scheduling platform to enable its highly ambitious digital access strategy.

The two organizations have partnered to build a robust healthcare delivery resource directory for Houston Methodist and leverage it to power a new strategy for identifying, scheduling and coordinating the right care experience.

Serving millions of patients across south Texas through a network of six hospitals and more than 1,890 physicians, Houston Methodist's mission is passionately focused on improving the health of the people and communities it serves, and the health system is ambitiously leading the nation with their efforts to improve patient access through innovation.

To enhance both patient and provider experience, Houston Methodist started by leveraging Blockit's referral solution to quickly and seamlessly integrate both employed and affiliated provider's scheduling availability and workflow into one easy to use experience. Quick success from this phase led to significant improvements in reducing leakage and therefore high patient follow through while also improving patient and provider satisfaction.

Blockit's sophisticated data management combined with proprietary EMR integration strength allows patient data and appointments to be normalized for improved user experience while also leveraging existing healthcare infrastructure and workflows.

"We are excited to partner with Blockit on these innovative access strategies. These tools will allow our patients faster access to our services wherever and whenever they want them," said Cathy Easter, Senior Vice President and CEO at Houston Methodist.

In collaboration with Blockit, Houston Methodist has launched online appointment scheduling, referral management, lab and imaging scheduling solutions powered by the Blockit platform. Houston Methodist will deliver on its vision to lead healthcare innovation that improves patient care.

Through Blockit's sophisticated integration with multiple underlying electronic health record systems, Houston Methodist is now able to provide a convenient and highly effective consumer scheduling and care coordination experience for both new and existing patients completely within existing health system workflows.

"Especially considering Houston Methodist leadership in innovating healthcare, it is a real honor for Blockit to be recognized by Houston Methodist as a strategic partner," said Jake McCarley, CEO of Blockit. "We're excited for the promise of our platform to be realized by Houston Methodist for their patients."

About Blockit:

Blockit's focus on simplifying healthcare processes for everyone motivated the company to build technologies that improve patient access and lead to better patient outcomes. By combining advanced technology with expert service and support, Blockit removes the barriers that stand in the way of patient access and care. Learn more at: https://www.blockitnow.com/

About Houston Methodist:

Houston Methodist is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 hospital in Texas and among the top 20 hospitals nationwide. Houston Methodist is the only nationally ranked Honor Roll hospital in the state and is designated as a Magnet hospital for excellence in nursing.

Media Contact:
Dave Gregorio
Chief Customer Officer
dave.gregorio@blockitnow.com
‪(248) 215-2729‬‬‬

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Children’s Hospital LA Study on Mobile Devices includes UV-C Disinfection

LINDON, Utah -- Use of smartphones and other mobile devices in the healthcare setting has skyrocketed over the past decade, but infection prevention protocols designed to keep them clean have not kept pace, says PhoneSoap. In fact, research suggests as few as 13-37% of healthcare providers report regularly cleaning their devices.

This leaves a significant gap in healthcare infection prevention and control efforts as mounting evidence shows mobile devices frequently carry pathogenic bacteria and viruses on their surfaces, posing a significant infection risk to healthcare providers and the patients they treat.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles takes disinfecting of mobile devices very seriously. Recently, their Infectious Disease physicians conducted and published a study in the American Journal of Infection Control titled, "Shining a light on the pathogenicity of health care providers' mobile phones: use of a novel Ultraviolet C wave disinfection device."

The study evaluated the disinfection efficacy of a UV-C device, PhoneSoap Pro generation 1, for the mobile phones of pediatric residents and nurses working a 12-hour shift on a pediatric medical/surgical unit. The researchers found that total pathogenic bacterial counts were reduced by 98.2% after one 30-second disinfection cycle and by >99.99% after two disinfection cycles.

"The use of UV-C light allows us to disinfect cell phones in a sustainable manner without the use of wipes or cleaning products," said Sanchi Malhotra, MD, a fellow in infectious diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and primary investigator of the study. The researchers also point to the fact that many wipes are not intended for use on mobile devices, are not recyclable, and are subject to shortage.

The effective pathogenic reduction seen after just a 30-second disinfection cycle aligns with the needs of the healthcare industry for which time constraints and workflow patterns demand a rapid and efficient solution. The technology also provides an opportunity for establishing an easily-implemented disinfection protocol.

Jeffrey Bender, MD, a specialist in infectious diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, said, "In hospitals, we are already using UV-C light to disinfect equipment, patient rooms, and other spaces. Using a UV-C device allows us to standardize the process of disinfecting personal cell phones and potentially further reduce risk of infection."

Citing survey results demonstrating that the staff overwhelmingly endorsed use of the device, the study authors conclude that the phone and tablet disinfecting technology offers a valuable and well-received approach to reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections and protecting healthcare providers.

ABOUT PHONESOAP:

PhoneSoap was invented by cousins Dan Barnes and Wes LaPorte after recognizing the need to decontaminate hand-held devices. They conducted testing and results proved that the average phone is 18 times dirtier than a public bathroom. PhoneSoap has sold over two million consumer units and continues to grow at a rapid speed. In the past three years, additional models have been released as well as newer devices including PhoneSoap Go, HomeSoap and screen-cleaning accessories like the PhoneSoap Shine and Microfiber Pad 3-pack. PhoneSoap's focus continues to be making the world a healthier place.

Learn more at: https://www.phonesoap.com/

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Denise Graham
deniseAgraham@gmail.com (202)294-6314

Kelli Sprunt
kelli@phonesoap.com (951)505-3374

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Healthcare Career Pathways Collaborative Program Honors Third Cohort Graduates

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. -- Healthcare Career Pathways, a collaborative educational program created by Mt. Diablo Adult Education; Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda; and Opportunity Junction, is proud to announce the graduation of its third cohort of Certified Nursing Assistants, who are set to take the front lines as critical care staff for older adults in nursing homes, residential care facilities, and hospitals.

This program funded by the John Muir Community Health Fund is an innovative partnership designed to provide opportunities for students with addressable barriers to enter the medical field. The training program expands beyond the basic curriculum and includes supportive services such as transportation, food, and more.

"Our collaborative has developed creative solutions to keep our students on track toward their goal of completing training and serving seniors," says Opportunity Junction's Vice President of Programs, Brianna Robinson. "During this time, we have transitioned to a distance learning model, all while providing students with extensive ongoing support to help them on their way to full-time employment. We look forward to celebrating them during our socially distanced graduation on July 24."

As a program developed to address the critical shortage of healthcare workers, Healthcare Career Pathways has proven itself by attracting national attention in the Root Cause Coalition's "Status of Health Equity Report," and is a necessary model for answering the need for healthcare workers trained in person-centered care principles.

The graduation is set to take place outside at Mt. Diablo Adult Education on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 6 p.m.

About Healthcare Career Pathways:

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program offers motivated job seekers the opportunity to enter the healthcare field, earn a higher wage, and access pathways to greater economic success. The program, in partnership with Mt. Diablo Adult Education; Opportunity Junction; and Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda, includes 12 weeks of CNA training, life skills training, hands-on clinical experience, and job placement assistance. For more, visit: https://opportunityjunction.org/need-a-job/cna-training.

About Mt. Diablo Adult Education:

Mt. Diablo Adult Education provides lifelong learning opportunities for adults of all ages and abilities to achieve their education, employment, community, and personal goals. We also value and are committed to partnerships and collaborations that better serve the diverse Mt. Diablo Unified School District community. For more information, visit: https://mdae.mdusd.org.

About Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda:

Ombudsman Services is the only organization mandated by law to make unannounced visits to long-term care facilities to ensure that residents are free from abuse and are receiving quality care. We have been aiding the community for more than 40 years, and all services are free of charge. We serve Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda counties with our team of highly trained Ombudsman staff and volunteers. For more information, visit http://www.ccombudsman.org/.

About Opportunity Junction:

We believe that everyone who is willing to work hard deserves an opportunity to succeed. Unfortunately, too many of our neighbors face barriers to employment, such as a lack of skills or confidence that they cannot overcome on their own. They need training and support to break the cycle of low-wage jobs and public assistance. Opportunity Junction helps low-income Contra Costa residents get and keep good jobs by providing training, support, experience, and employer introductions. When we work together, motivated job seekers get what they need to launch a career. For more information, visit: https://opportunityjunction.org.

MEDIA ONLY CONTACT:
Susie Hays
760-458-9201
Susie@Q2Mark.com

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Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda, Together with Collaborative Partners, Distributes Free PPE to Facilities in Alameda County

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. -- Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda today announces the upcoming free drive-through PPE distribution to Alameda County facilities on Friday, June 26, 2020.

"We have a dedicated team supporting long-term care residents in the Alameda community," says Nicole Howell, Executive Director of Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda. "We are so happy to come together with other organizations and community partners to help the hardworking frontline staff care for our seniors."

This will be the third distribution of gloves, sanitizer, and face masks in the East Bay Area for Ombudsman Services, helping to protect a portion of the 29,000 long-term care residents that it serves.

To reserve supplies, employees of Licensed Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs)and Adult Residential Facilities (ARFs) in Alameda County should visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfM5HSLgJRfqNsJse-RPsaNeraWpTrDEbZ6udUZG9Ar7ZIUjQ/viewform by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Facilities will receive an emailed confirmation alerting them to a pickup time and location for Friday morning.

Because this is a contactless pickup, those attending should write the name of their facility on an 8.5 x 11-inch piece of paper and place it on their dashboard.

Friday's distribution in Alameda County will be held in partnership with Creating New Hope, East Bay Community Energy, EBPPE.Org, as well as with the City of Dublin and the California National Guard.

About Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda:
Ombudsman Services is the only organization mandated by law to make unannounced visits to long-term care facilities to ensure that residents are free from abuse and are receiving quality care. We have been aiding the community for more than 40 years, and all services are free of charge. We serve Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda counties with our team of highly trained Ombudsman staff and volunteers.

For more information, visit https://www.ccsombudsman.org/.

About Creating New Hope:
We specialize in identifying quality assisted living communities. We are specific and comprehensive in our approach. Our senior living advocates prescreen each community, checking licensing and regulatory history directly from the California Department of Social Services database. By providing families with relevant information, they can choose an appropriate assisted living community that will meet their loved one's needs.

We are advocates who share unbiased insights and recommendations. We understand how difficult this process is, and our intention is to be a guiding light during this transition.

Learn More: https://creatingnewhope.org

About East Bay Community Energy:
East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is the local electricity supplier in Alameda County. EBCE provides cleaner, greener energy at competitive rates to our customers. EBCE reinvests earnings back into the community to create local green energy jobs, local programs, and clean power projects.

Learn More: https://ebce.org

About EBPPE.Org:
We are the members of Music4Heart, a volunteer organization that performs music for seniors and children with special needs, and now we have turned our attention to COVID-19. We are planning to have a virtual concert at the end of this month. At the same time, we would like to organize a fundraising campaign to help donate masks and other PPE to hospitals and communities.

Learn More: https://www.ebppe.org

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Susie Hays
760-458-9201
susie@q2mark.com

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CareSight Addresses the Need for Reliable And Secure Vocera Voice Communications During The COVID-19 Crisis

WESTPORT, Conn. -- CareSight is excited to offer two custom headsets, suitable for use with all B2000, B3000, and B3000N Vocera voice badges, that easily allow healthcare personnel to combine hands-free and private conversations with Vocera.

We developed our unique line of Vocera-friendly headsets with a deep understanding of our hospital customers' high-noise environments and privacy-sensitive situations. Comfortable, ergonomic, and featuring the perfect cord length, these affordable solutions ensure clear, private communications-even in the noisiest environments. CareSight's 13-inch cord single earbud headsets and 20-inch cord over-the-ear C-ring headsets come with a 30-day warranty and are compatible with other 2.5mm voice devices.

"Vocera voice is an essential part of Northern Westchester Hospital's focus on exceptional patient experience. Reducing noise and ensuring privacy is at the core of all of our communication initiatives. Headsets have been part of our Vocera strategy for many years. We worked with the CareSight team to develop a solution that staff can wear comfortably for an entire shift and that delivered a high-fidelity voice experience," says George Weldon, Administrative Director, Ambulatory Surgery, POS--Operating Room at Northern Westchester Hospital.

To learn more, visit https://voceraheadsets.com/.

ABOUT CARESIGHT

CareSight's team has deployed and supported Vocera voice since 2003 and has provided custom Vocera-specific headset solutions to customers since 2009-including whole hospital mandatory headset initiatives. The CareSight analytics platform is often deployed as part of comprehensive noise reduction initiatives. Headsets provide our customers with another tool to abate noise and reinforce a quieter hospital environment.

First deployed in 2012 as part of T2 Technical Services' work supporting clinical communications deployments, CareSight became its own dedicated company in 2016. CareSight integrates and unifies data from patient management data systems, nurse call systems, patient monitoring, and real-time location devices to provide visibility and insight into patient care operations. By combining an experienced team with a comprehensive, multi-source view of the alarm activity in hospital environments, CareSight enables hospitals to confidently execute data-driven improvements.

To learn more, visit https://voceraheadsets.com/.

Vocera(R) is a trademark of Vocera Communications, Inc., registered in the United States and other jurisdictions. CareSight, LLC is an independent service provider and is not part of Vocera Communications, Inc.

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