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'Best Hospitals' in the U.S. Trust Spok for Clinical Communications


For the sixth consecutive year, top-ranked hospitals in the nation
rely on Spok for smarter clinical communications to deliver exceptional
patient care

, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK) and a global leader in healthcare communications, announced that
all 20 hospitals named to U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 Best
Hospitals Honor Roll and all 10 hospitals named to the 2018-19
Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll
trust Spok for clinical
communications to support exceptional patient care and advance their
missions. This year U.S. News & World Report surveyed more than 4,500
medical centers, which represent virtually all U.S. community inpatient
facilities, and ranked hospital performance across 25 medical
specialties, procedures, and conditions.

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For the sixth consecutive year, top-ranked hospitals in the nation rely on Spok for smarter clinical communications to deliver exceptional patient care. (Graphic: Spok, Inc.)

"We are proud that for the sixth consecutive year all of the Honor Roll
hospitals in America partner with Spok to connect their care teams,
speed response, and provide a better patient experience," said Vincent
D. Kelly, president and chief executive officer of Spok Holdings, Inc.
"Consistently working with all of the best hospitals is further
validation of the value we offer our customers. It's an honor to serve
them, and we congratulate these top-performing hospitals on their
passion and dedication to serving patients and their families."

The 2018-19 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll
recipients are among the more than 1,900 hospitals and health systems in
the U.S. that use Spok solutions to help deliver the highest standards
of care. Through Spok
Care Connect
®, the leading clinical communication
platform that integrates with existing workflows and systems, hospitals
are better able to deliver information quickly and securely into the
hands of the care team members who need to act on it—wherever they are
and on whatever device they are using. From the contact center to the
patient's bedside, Spok Care Connect provides up-to-date directory
details, on-call schedules, staff contact preferences, secure messaging,
clinical alerting, paging, and more.

"These rankings demonstrate that hospitals are putting their patients
first by having a smart clinical communication technology in place,"
said Hemant Goel, president of Spok, Inc. "With one platform that can
connect care team members with one another and the other systems they
rely on, physicians and nurses can make prompt, informed decisions that
support the best possible outcome for the patient."

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, has
conducted the Best Hospitals rankings for 29 years. The rankings are
among the most referenced by consumers because they are based primarily
on objective data, including risk-adjusted survival and readmission
rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, and quality of
nursing, among other care-related indicators. Each hospital's
reputation, as determined by surveys of physician specialists, is also a
factor. Prominent changes to the 2018-19 rankings methodology included
more emphasis on patient outcomes and patient experience measures.

About Spok
Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok
Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPOK), headquartered in Springfield, Virginia,
is proud to be a global leader in healthcare communications. We deliver
clinical information to care teams when and where it matters most to
improve patient outcomes. Top hospitals rely on the Spok Care Connect®
platform to enhance workflows for clinicians, support administrative
compliance, and provide a better experience for patients. Our customers
send over 100 million messages each month through their Spok®
solutions. When seconds count, count on Spok. For more information,
visit or follow @spoktweets on Twitter.

Spok is a trademark of Spok Holdings, Inc. Spok Care Connect is a
trademark of Spok, Inc.

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