May 2, 2017
CenTrak Cares™ Program to Help Transform Cancer Patient Experience
Program’s inaugural projects support gastric cancer charity and leading North Carolina medical center.
Newtown, Pa. (May 2, 2017) –
CenTrak®, the leader in healthcare Enterprise Location Services™, announced today that it has established CenTrak Cares™, a charitable program developed to give back to the communities the company serves. The program’s first major initiative is called “Locating a Cure for Cancer,” and focuses on improving the patient experience in cancer centers through the use of Enterprise Location Services and other visibility technologies.
As part of the initiative, CenTrak will provide financial assistance to cancer charities, special pricing for select cancer construction projects and award an annual grant to the cancer care facility implementing the most unique application of CenTrak technology.
For 2017, CenTrak has chosen to partner with No Stomach For Cancer, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support research and unite the caring power of people affected by stomach cancer worldwide. Gastric cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths globally, with over 1 million cases diagnosed each year. Early diagnosis through education and prevention is the key to survival. CenTrak will be a premier sponsor for No Stomach For Cancer’s upcoming Spotlight on Gastric Cancer to be held May 12 at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in Seattle, WA. This event is free, and open to the public.
Vidant Medical Center in Greensville, N.C is the first healthcare organization to collaborate with CenTrak as part of CenTrak Cares. Vidant is in the process of building a 6 story, 96 bed cancer center. The 418,000 square foot facility will further Vidant’s vision to prevent the incidence of cancer whenever possible, diagnose the disease in its earliest stages, and take steps to ensure that patients in eastern North Carolina have access to world-class care, close to home. As part of initiative, Vidant and CenTrak are collaborating on innovative ways that Location Services can be used to improve the cancer patient experience. “Vidant Medical Center is pleased to have a partnership with CenTrak. Both organizations share a curiosity for learning and innovation which allows us to advance the experiences and care provided to patients with cancer. Our goal is to complement the new cancer center with innovative technologies that support the needs of the patients and families we serve.”, said Brian Floyd, Vidant Medical Center President.
For more information about the “Locating a Cure for Cancer” project, visit http://www.centrak.com/centrakcares/
CenTrak improves healthcare operational efficiency and the quality of patient care via the industry’s most robust and scalable Enterprise Location Services™ offering. Ranked #1 as the 2017 KLAS Category Leader for Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), CenTrak’s technology supports high velocity updates and sub-room level accuracy across the entire healthcare enterprise. In its mission to transform patient care, CenTrak helps world-class healthcare facilities increase productivity, streamline workflows, drive higher patient and staff satisfaction and reduce costs. For more information, visit CenTrak.com
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About No Stomach For Cancer
No Stomach For Cancer’s mission is to support research and unite the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer. NSFC advances awareness and education about stomach cancer, including Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC), provides a support network for affected families, and supports research for screening, early detection, treatment, and prevention of stomach cancer. Headquartered in Wisconsin, and serving patients across the globe, No Stomach For Cancer is a worldwide thought leader in stomach cancer awareness and education. For more information, please visit www.nostomachforcancer.org
About Vidant Health
Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,439-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of 12,000 employees, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and Vidant Medical Group, a multispecialty physician and provider group with more than 420 providers in 80 practice sites. Vidant Health is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit www.vidanthealth.com