Experienced Chief Nursing Officer to Lead Clinical Department at Voalte

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Candace Smith, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, Brings Expertise to Healthcare Technology Company

Candace Smith, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, Joins Voalte as Chief Nursing Officer

“We’re thrilled to add Candace’s nursing experience and leadership skills to our growing team,” said Trey Lauderdale, Founder and President of Voalte.

Voalte, the leader in clinical communication technology, today announced the hiring of Candace Smith, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, as the company’s new full-time Chief Nursing Officer. Smith joins Voalte from Medline Industries, the country’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies, where she served as Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer and Clinical Program Consultant.

“Candace brings decades of nursing experience to Voalte,” said Trey Lauderdale, Founder and President of Voalte. “Her impressive history and passion for patient care will provide the expertise to continue enhancing our products to align with our end-user’s needs.”

Smith started her nursing career in Buffalo, New York, as a surgical ICU nurse in a Level 1 trauma center. From there, she held a variety of positions, including Nursing Director, Senior Director of Nursing, and Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer in Rochester, New York.

“Healthcare technology should supplement clinical care, not hinder it,” said Smith. “In addition to enhancing clinical workflow, Voalte is actively changing the way clinicians care for patients. I am honored to become a part of this team.”

In her role as CNO, Smith will provide strategic guidance to the Clinical department at Voalte and collaborate with Voalte leadership on leveraging mobile technology to maximize the patient care experience.

“We’re thrilled to add Candace’s nursing experience and leadership skills to our growing team,” said Lauderdale. “She brings critical nursing expertise that will help us understand the challenges clinicians face and guide us in developing cutting-edge solutions that change the scope of healthcare communication.”

Smith was the 2007 NYONE recipient of the Best Practice Leader Award for Falls Prevention. She also published a guidebook titled, “Chapter Leader’s Guide to Provision of Care: Practical Insight on Joint Commission Standards.” Currently, Smith is pursuing her PhD with a focus in Organizational Leadership at Northcentral University.

About Voalte
Voalte is the only company to provide a fully integrated and dependable clinical communication system that healthcare professionals want, enjoy and effectively use. Voalte products are designed to be intuitive, high-value, mission-critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones. For more information, visit http://www.Voalte.com or call 941.312.2830.

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