Ascom & Catholic Health Initiatives Sign National Account Agreement

Ascom & Catholic Health Initiatives Sign National Account Agreement

Ascom (US) Inc., 919-234-2500VP Marketing & Business DevelopmentFax: 919-234-2526

Ascom (US), Inc., a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions, and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system, announce the signing of a National Account agreement between the two companies. The agreement provides each of CHI’s 130+ facilities with access to Ascom’s suite of innovative mobile communication products.

The non-exclusive agreement establishes pricing, terms and conditions for Ascom’s VoWiFi and IP-DECT wireless voice systems as well as Unite messaging middleware which integrates hospital information systems to mobile devices. Interested CHI facilities may contact Ascom at (877) 712-7266 for more information on program details and Ascom solutions.

Ascom Wireless Solutions () is a leading provider of on-site wireless communications for key segments such as hospitals, senior care, independent living, manufacturing industries, secure establishments, retail and hotels. More than 75,000 systems are installed at major companies all over the world. The company offers a broad range of voice and professional messaging solutions, creating value for customers by supporting and optimizing their Mission-Critical processes. The solutions are based on VoWiFi, IP-DECT, nurse call and paging technologies, smartly integrated via Ascom Unite into existing enterprise systems. The company has subsidiaries in 11 countries and 1,200 employees worldwide. Founded in 1955 and based in Göteborg, Sweden, Ascom Wireless Solutions is part of the Ascom Group, listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (ASCN:SIX).

Catholic Health Initiatives is a national non-profit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 86 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two academic medical centers; two community health services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies. Currently, CHI ranks as the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system, with annual operating revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 85,500 employees. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

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