Hospital Injects Streamlined Communication Application into Emergency Operations
LOS ANGELES, CA – October 6, 2009 – Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, systems, today announced that Antelope Valley Hospital has incorporated Everbridge Aware for Hospitals into its emergency operations plan to quickly and effectively communicate with medical staff and employees during emergencies and disasters.
With the second busiest emergency department in Los Angeles County and one of the nation’s busiest emergency rooms, Antelope Valley Hospital needed a reliable and user-friendly emergency notification system to streamline and automate communications and improve operational efficiencies during emergencies.
“As the largest health care provider in the valley, it is imperative that we are prepared and able to communicate with our employees in the event of an emergency or disaster,” said Edward Mirzabegian, Chief Executive Officer at Antelope Valley Hospital. “The Everbridge emergency notification system is vital to the hospital’s emergency planning strategy and helps us facilitate the best care for our patients and prepare for disasters.”
“With the expected resurgence of the H1N1 (swine flu) virus this fall, it’s now more important than ever for hospitals to communicate critical information to employees and schedule staff to appear on short notice,” said Cinta Putra, Chief Executive Officer for Everbridge. “Antelope Valley Hospital has a reputation as one of the region’s most skilled emergency medical facilities, and we are pleased that they rely on the Everbridge service for emergency communication with medical staff and employees.”
Everbridge Aware is the premier emergency notification system that leading hospital networks use to communicate critical information during emergencies and disasters. The automated notification system provides rapid and reliable communication capabilities, as well as comprehensive reporting to support accreditation requirements such as Joint Commission Standards of Care Requirements.
About Antelope Valley Hospital Celebrating more than 50 years of caring for the community, Antelope Valley Hospital, a facility of Antelope Valley Healthcare District, is a non-profit, 420-bed hospital that was founded in 1955. The hospital is dedicated to providing quality care and services to everyone in the Antelope Valley. AV Hospital is located at 1600 West Avenue J in Lancaster, California. For more information, please visit www.avhospital.org or call (661) 949-5000
About Everbridge Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, merges technology with industry expertise to help millions of people communicate in a crisis, manage operational incidents and connect on a daily basis. The company’s notification platform and incident lifecycle communications model makes communicating to many as simple and effective as communicating to one. Organizations in more than 100 countries—including Salesforce.com, AirTran Airways, the American Red Cross, and Virginia Tech—rely on Everbridge for their emergency notification and day-to-day communication needs. For more information about Everbridge, visit www.everbridge.com