R. J. Salus

Executive Director at Vocera Communications, Inc.

R. J. Salus

R. J. Salus

Executive Director at Vocera Communications, Inc.

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As the Executive Director, RJ sets strategy and directs operations for the Network, working closely with members to make connections that accelerate innovation in the human experience at their organizations. RJ is an ardent patient advocate and, having spent most of his career in healthcare delivery, he knows firsthand the importance of fostering the well-being of staff, physicians, and volunteers. Before joining the Experience Innovation Network, RJ served as the Director of Patient Experience, first at Scripps Health and El Camino Hospital. In these roles his responsibilities included system strategy, performance improvement, and various operational responsibilities. Having success and appreciation for the effort it takes to achieve a meaningful ROI on healthcare outcomes, such as HCAHPS and Employee Wellbeing, RJ is motivated to work with teams to connect with the deeper purpose, stories, and relational aspects of healthcare.

RJ holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Master degrees in Public Health and Social Work from San Diego State University. He was raised in Washington, DC and has lived abroad in France, Spain, and Israel.

RJ enjoys hiking, surfing, cycling, and snowboarding, but most of his free time is enjoyed with his wife, two daughters, and their furry son Saffron (yellow-lab).

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Vocera Communications, Inc.

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Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Vocera Communications, Inc.

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Chief Medical Officer at Vocera Communications, Inc.

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Professional at VWR International, LLC

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at 3D Systems Corp.

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President at The University of Chicago Medical Center

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Professional at GTT Communications

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Vice President-Business & Corporate Development at Vocera Communications, Inc.

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Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at FireEye, Inc.

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Former Operating Partner at Frazier Management LLC

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President at Mission Hospital, Inc. - North Carolina

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R. J. Salus
Executive Director at Vocera Communications, Inc.
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Vocera is a leading provider of mobile communication solutions focused on addressing the most critical communication challenges facing hospitals today. We help our customers improve patient safety and satisfaction, and increase hospital efficiency and productivity with our Voice Communication solution and new Secure Messaging and Care Transition solutions. The Joint Commission data base on sentinel events identifies communication issues as one of the root causes in 82% of the reported occurrences in 2010. Additionally, a study published in the Journal of Healthcare Management conducted by Agarwal et. al.,"Quantifying the Economic Impact of Communication Inefficiencies in U.S. Hospitals" found that inefficient communication costs U.S. hospitals more than $12 billion annually or better than $4 million for a 500-bed hospital. More than 800 hospitals and healthcare facilities leverage Vocera solutions to achieve improved clinical, operational, and financial outcomes. The Vocera Voice Communication solution and the Vocera Care Transition solution are exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association.

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