Sponsorship Underscores Mutual Support for Hospitals and Healthcare Industry,
Also Promotes Emergency Medical Response and Disaster Preparedness
WASHINGTON and ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today named USA Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: USMO) as its official cellular and paging technology sponsor, underscoring the important role of wireless communications in the hospital and healthcare industry as well as emergency medical and disaster preparedness nationwide. ACEP also named USA Mobility, the leading provider of wireless products and services to the healthcare sector and to over one-third of all U.S. hospitals, as a Gold Patron Sponsor of its 2007 Scientific Assembly, as well as a sponsor of the 2007 National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week.
"ACEP and USA Mobility share a mutual commitment to hospital and healthcare services as well as emergency response and disaster preparedness," said Dr. Brian Keaton, president of ACEP. "Technology, in the form of wireless communications, is indispensable in delivering healthcare quickly to emergency patients every day, as well as during a disaster."
USA Mobility will serve as an official sponsor of national EMS Week (May 20-26, 2007), and participate in the 2007 EMS Summit designed to address the critical EMS recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine's "Future of Emergency Care" report issued in 2006. EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide day-to-day lifesavings services. In addition, USA Mobility is supporting ACEP's 2007 national educational conference for emergency physicians, Scientific Assembly, as a Gold Patron Sponsor. As part of its conference support, USA Mobility will contribute radios and cell phones to support Scientific Assembly, held in Seattle, Washington.
"We are very excited about the relationship with ACEP and the opportunity to further develop relationships with its membership base of emergency physicians," said Mark Garzone, USA Mobility's executive vice president of marketing. "Working with ACEP will help USA Mobility better understand and better serve the wireless communications needs of emergency physicians as they treat their patients."
USA Mobility, the largest distributor of Sprint Nextel products, played a leading role during the emergency response following the September 11th disasters, as well as Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Its wireless communications products were used by emergency medical services providers, including emergency physicians, to dispatch lifesaving information rapidly.
"Emergency physicians are first responders in any disaster," said Dr. Keaton. "Wireless communications make that difficult job a little bit easier. USA Mobility and ACEP were both on the front lines after 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, and will be again for the next disaster."
ACEP is a national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine with more than 25,000 members. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.
About USA Mobility
USA Mobility, Inc., headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is the "One Source for Wireless," offering paging services to more than one-third of all U.S. hospitals through nationwide networks and private, campus-based networks that provide highly reliable communications for critical messaging needs. It also provides reliable and affordable wireless communications solutions to the government, large enterprise and emergency response sectors. As a single- source provider, USA Mobility focuses on the business-to-business marketplace and supplies wireless connectivity solutions to more than 80 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies. Its traditional one-way paging and two-way messaging services run over its nationwide networks and cover more than 90% of the U.S. population. In addition, USA Mobility offers mobile voice and data services through Sprint Nextel, including BlackBerry devices and GPS location applications. USA Mobility also offers M2M telemetry solutions for numerous applications that include asset tracking, utility meter reading and other remote device monitoring applications on a national scale. For further information visit www.usamobility.com.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act: Statements contained herein or in prior press releases which are not historical fact, such as statements regarding USA Mobility's future operating and financial performance, are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause USA Mobility's actual results to be materially different from the future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expectations include, but are not limited to, declining demand for paging products and services, the ability to continue to reduce operating expenses, future capital needs, competitive pricing pressures, competition from both traditional paging services and other wireless communications services, government regulation, reliance upon third-party providers for certain equipment and services, as well as other risks described from time to time in periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although USA Mobility believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. USA Mobility disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements
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