Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, is expanding and improving its Fort Wayne facility, which now encompasses 28,000-square-feet. The Hagerman Group, a construction solutions provider with locations in Fort Wayne, Ind., Fishers, Ind.and Louisville, Ky., is the construction manager for the project, and Fort Wayne architect MKM architecture + design is the local architect of record.
“We wanted to create a space that inspires more collaboration among our employees, while providing different kinds of areas where they can be productive, have some fun, or take a moment to focus on their well-being,” said Jim Blastos, vice president of operations at Vocera. “The Hagerman Group and MKM have been flexible throughout the renovation project, helping us meet our operational objectives and improve the work experience for our employees.”
The renovation extends Vocera’s footprint 50 percent and mirrors the look and feel of the company’s headquarters in San Jose, Calif. The office upgrade includes new finishes and information technology systems, redesigned workspaces for more than 80 employees, and the addition of more windows, conference rooms and a training center. New amenities include a larger break area, a wellness room, game room and phone rooms.
“Indiana is a leader in healthcare and technology, and growth in these areas helps fuel the growth of our state’s economy,” said Brad Smith, executive vice president for The Hagerman Group, Fort Wayne, Ind. “We’re grateful to work with Vocera to improve and expand its facility and support the advancement of healthcare communication and innovation in our community.”
“Vocera is improving clinical communication throughout the healthcare industry, and we see the company’s impact on the clients we partner with throughout the community,” said Zachary Benedict, AIA, principal, MKM architecture + design, Fort Wayne, Ind. “We are excited to have the opportunity to help Vocera make Fort Wayne a valuable hub for its organization.”
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 www.vocera.com, and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.
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About The Hagerman Group
The Hagerman Group, a 110-year-old privately-owned construction company with offices in Fort Wayne, Ind., Fishers, Ind. and Louisville, Ky., prides itself on reputation, integrity and its emphasis on people—our clients, users of the spaces we construct and our employees. In the end, our focus is on creating spaces where people work, learn, play and conduct life’s everyday activities.
MKM architecture + design (MKM) has over 30 years of experience leading organizations in exploring innovative models of care that disrupt the status quo and effect sustainable change within the communities they serve. Consistently named as one of the “Top Architecture Firms” in the country by Modern Healthcare, their practice is led by a team of nationally-renowned thought leaders whose expertise spans across the entire spectrum of healthcare.