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September 22, 2010 09:23 ET

Wisconsin Hospitals Will Implement Send Word Now® Alert Service for Emergency Preparedness

Hospitals Throughout the State to Leverage Send Word Now's On-Demand Notification Platform to Improve Communication and Coordination During Emergencies

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 22, 2010) -  Send Word Now, the leading provider of emergency notification and on-demand incident management, alerting, and response services, announced today that The Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program will make Send Word Now's Alert Service available to all hospitals in Wisconsin. The initiative sets a new standard for hospital management and a model for unified communications across a state-wide health care network.

"We were looking for a notification system that could meet our communications needs, and specifically for a system that is easy to use," affirmed Bob Ritger, Operations Officer for the Emergency Preparedness Program. He added, "Having one system throughout the state will allow us to implement our messaging strategies more easily and consistently throughout Wisconsin hospitals. We look forward to working with Send Word Now on this project over the long-term."

Tony Schmitz, President and CEO of Send Word Now, said, "We are extremely proud to be able to provide our services to hospitals in Wisconsin. Send Word Now is well suited to support these hospital emergency preparedness initiatives based on its experience and expertise in servicing healthcare providers and hospitals across the country." 

About Send Word Now

Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting and incident management services for both routine and emergency communication. The easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification service is used by government agencies, municipalities, universities, non-profit organizations and businesses, including many Fortune 500 companies, to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication in real-time. Send Word Now's Alert Tracer® provides a full audit trail of messages sent and received for after-action reporting and follow-up. Designed to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, with any device over any type of connection, Send Word Now's mass notification system is capable of transmitting hundreds of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes. The company is headquartered in New York City. Visit Send Word Now on the web at or email us at Follow Send Word Now on Twitter at and check out our new blog for industry news and insights at

About The Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program

The Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program supports hospital emergency preparedness planning and response to mass casualty incidents or pandemic events. The Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program is funded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). 

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