Trillium Woods caregiver wearing a mask

Trillium Woods innovation receives award during the McKnight’s Excellence in Technology awards event

Trillium Woods senior living community has earned a McKnight’s Silver Building Bridges award in the Skilled Nursing category for implementing Vocera at its Birches Health Center. The award was received during the McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards + Summit event on Oct. 4. The event honors providers that show how technology has improved care and operations in their organizations.

“Resident safety and care rise to the top of the list of applications for smart technology. This is particularly true in environments like ours, where teams work closely with residents, families, and personal physicians to create personalized plans. We’re very proud of our team, but the outcome for residents is even more exciting,” says Matt Phipps, Executive Director of Trillium Woods.

The hands-free Vocera Badge system connects Trillium employees and teams to the information they need for resident care with simple voice commands. Within months of implementation, the application significantly increased staff satisfaction related to workflow efficiency and communication. In addition, nurses were better able to locate other support staff, saving an average of 30 minutes per shift.

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