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Mission Health President and CEO Ronald Paulus Joins Vocera Board of Directors


Communications, Inc.
(NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical
communication and workflow solutions, today announced that Ronald A.
Paulus, MD, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Mission
Health, joined the Vocera Board of Directors effective July 25, 2018.
Since September 2010, Dr. Paulus has been the president and CEO of
Mission Health, a $1.9 billion regional integrated delivery system
serving western North Carolina.

Prior to joining Mission Health, Dr. Paulus served as executive vice
president of clinical operations at Geisinger Health System, where he
was responsible for the operations of its $1.3 billion clinical
enterprise, including two hospitals, an 800+ physician multispecialty
group practice, and more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Dr. Paulus
also served as Geisinger's chief innovation officer (CIO), where he was
responsible for ensuring system-wide innovation. Before his tenure at
Geisinger, Dr. Paulus was co-founder, president and CEO of CareScience,
a clinical solutions and data analytics provider now part of Premier
health alliance.

"As a physician, health system executive, and former CEO of a software
analytics company listed on the NASDAQ, Dr. Paulus brings a unique and
valuable perspective to Vocera and our board of directors," said Brent
Lang, chairman of the board and president and CEO of Vocera. "Dr. Paulus
shares our mission of accelerating the adoption of solutions that
address the Quadruple Aim."

In 2018, Dr. Paulus co-founded and launched the National Taskforce for
Humanity in Healthcare (NTH) with Bridget Duffy, MD, chief medical
officer for Vocera, and William Maples, MD, president and CEO of The
Institute for Healthcare Excellence. The NTH has convened physicians,
nurses, and other leaders from healthcare and social change to explore
the crisis of clinician burnout and create a movement to help ensure all
care team members can achieve their highest healing potential.

"I am excited to join Vocera's board and provide both clinical and
operational perspectives that will help the company grow by developing
solutions that simplify workflows and improve care team collaboration,"
said Dr. Paulus. "Supporting clinician well-being and trusted
relationships are essential to improving patient care, safety and

Dr. Paulus received his bachelor's degree, medical degree and MBA in
healthcare management from the University of Pennsylvania. He has
published numerous peer-reviewed articles and speaks regularly on the
topics of healthcare quality and efficiency, human-centered innovation,
physician leadership, and new models of care.

About Vocera

The mission of Vocera Communications, Inc. is to simplify and improve
the lives of healthcare professionals and patients, while enabling
hospitals to enhance quality of care and operational efficiency. In
2000, when the company was founded, we began to forever change the way
care teams communicate. Today, Vocera continues to offer the leading
platform for clinical communication and workflow. More than 1,700
facilities worldwide, including nearly 1,500 hospitals and healthcare
facilities, have selected our solutions for team members to text
securely using smartphones or make calls with our hands-free, wearable
Vocera Badge. Interoperability between Vocera and more than 140 clinical
and operational systems helps reduce alarm fatigue, speed up staff
response times, and improve patient care, safety and experience. In
addition to healthcare, Vocera is at home in luxury hotels, aged care
facilities, nuclear facilities, libraries, retail stores and more.
Vocera makes a difference in any industry where workers are on the move
and need to connect instantly with team members and access resources or
information quickly. In 2017, Vocera made the list of Forbes 100 Most
Trustworthy Companies in America. Learn more at,
and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.

Vocera® and the Vocera logo are trademarks of Vocera Communications,
Inc. registered in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other
trademarks appearing in this release are the property of their
respective owners.

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