VITAS Healthcare joins FirstNet

Source: PR Newswire

VITAS Healthcare, a leading provider of end-of-life care in the USA, is the first approved hospice provider to be connected to FirstNet – the nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety. The company's access to FirstNet enables VITAS employees to use the highly secure and reliable communications tool for patient care and assistance in any circumstance while in the field.

VITAS was selected to join FirstNet and utilize services because of the support the company provides to hospitals for both patient care and emergency preparedness. VITAS serves as an extended primary user– an organization or agency that could be called on during an emergency response to help support public safety. Eligibility for extended primary user status is rigorously reviewed before service is approved to help ensure that FirstNet's unique capabilities remain dedicated to first responders and those who support them.