SOURCE: 3n (National Notification Network)

February 20, 2008 15:01 ET

Gaston Memorial Hospital Selects 3n to Streamline Routine and Urgent Communications

435-Bed Hospital Relies on 3n InstaCom Hospitals for Rapid and Secure Communication

GLENDALE, CA--(Marketwire - February 20, 2008) - 3n (National Notification Network), the leading global mass notification system provider, today announced that Gaston Memorial Hospital selected 3n InstaCom™ Hospitals as its communication platform for relaying urgent messages to doctors and key personnel on a day-to-day and emergency basis.

Originally, Gaston Memorial officials were looking for a better way to communicate with physicians who had unconfirmed verbal orders. Since implementing 3n InstaCom Hospitals, Gaston Memorial has expanded its use of the 3n system to include contacting staff during emergency situations, notifying management with urgent communications and alerting key IT personnel of system downtimes for faster response and issue resolution.

After evaluating 3n and several other providers, Gaston Memorial selected 3n for its ease of use for non-technical users, ability to set up contact groups and sub-groups for targeted communications within the hospital's multi-departmental organization, individual control over contact paths and priorities and searchable, information-rich broadcast reports that provide complete visibility into message results.

"The 3n InstaCom system meets urgent notification needs at Gaston Memorial Hospital while fulfilling security requirements, which are extremely stringent in the healthcare industry," said Mike Johnson, director of information systems, Gaston Memorial Hospital. "The 3n system has simplified our communication process by enabling us to effortlessly send out alerts with a high degree of confidence they will quickly reach the intended recipients."

3n InstaCom Hospitals enables one person -- with a single phone call or through the internet -- to communicate with tens, hundreds, or thousands of people anywhere in the world in minutes on any preferred device, such as phone, email, instant messaging, text messaging, fax, BlackBerry®, PDA and pager. 3n InstaCom Hospitals leverages the most technologically sophisticated platform available with 3n's unique ACT-SaaS(SM) service (Software-as-a-Service delivery model with multiple data centers in active-active configuration) to provide the highest level of reliability, availability and delivery speeds for urgent communications.

"Hospitals require effective, reliable communications to ensure quick response to emergencies and rapid issue resolution in a variety of situations, whether responding to emergencies or operational disruptions such as internal IT outages. Hundreds of hospitals rely on 3n for urgent and routine communications. 3n is pleased to work with Gaston Memorial Hospital to enhance ongoing communication with doctors, staff and patients," said Cinta Putra, 3n CEO.

About 3n® (National Notification Network)

3n is the leading global provider of mass notification solutions to Global 2000 corporations, healthcare systems, colleges and universities, and government agencies and municipalities. Organizations in more than 70 countries worldwide rely on 3n for daily operational and emergency notification needs. 3n's innovative and powerful mass notification system is the most advanced, efficient and easy-to-use on the market today, enabling organizations to respond rapidly and effectively to crises and achieve considerable bottom-line savings. For more information about 3n, visit www.3nonline.com/pr or call toll-free at 1-888-366-4911

About Gaston Memorial Hospital

Established in 1946, Gaston Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit general and acute care facility that serves Gaston and surrounding counties. The hospital offers 435 licensed beds and features all private rooms.

Contact Information

  • Linda Souza
    3n (National Notification Network)
    818-230-9700
    Email Contact

    Mike Johnson
    Gaston Memorial Center
    704-834-2136
    Email Contact