VGo Expands Healthcare Focus

VGo Expands Healthcare Focus

Medical Executive, Bern Terry, Joins Team to Head Sales


NASHUA, New Hampshire - March 5, 2012: VGo Communications, the leader in robotic telepresence, announced that Bern Terry has joined the company as Vice President of Sales, reporting to the CEO and President, Peter N. Vicars.  Mr. Terry will lead the company’s sales efforts and direct its continuing expansion into targeted segments of the healthcare market.

"Bern is a great addition to the VGO team, as he is well respected throughout the healthcare industry." said Mr. Vicars, CEO of VGo. "Bern's vast experience with hundreds of hospitals and home health care providers will enable VGo to accelerate its success in delivering cost-effective innovative solutions for a range of challenges facing clinicians and healthcare providers today."

Mr. Terry brings over 30 years of sales and business development experience to the VGo team.  Bern was instrumental in the growth of Lifeline Systems to its dominance in the personal emergency response systems market which resulted in its acquisition by Philips Healthcare for $750M.  Most recently Bern was Executive Vice President of Extended-Family, a premium private pay home care and support company.  At Extended-Family he raised two rounds of funding, developed marketing and sales strategies, and expanded the business into multiple regions.    

“As with Lifeline, I want to work with an organization that is positively impacting people’s lives,” said Mr. Terry.  “As I was researching VGo, I was interested by the applicability of this new technology for improving outcomes and lowering costs for healthcare providers.  This technology is remarkably easy to use, saves time and improves clinician-patient communications.  In addition, I was impressed by the enthusiasm emanating from their customers.  Users all said this simple solution is making a real difference. Medical staff and patients said VGo empowered them do things not previously possible.”

Mr. Terry currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Vermont.  Bern holds a BA in Economics from Middlebury College.

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About VGo

VGo Communications, Inc. develops and markets visual communications solutions for the workplace.  The company was founded in 2007 by experienced successful veterans of the visual communications and robotics industries.  VGo has leveraged the recent trends of widespread wireless high speed networks, lower specialized component costs and the universal acceptance of video as a communications medium to become the Robotic Telepresence market leader.

With VGo, an individual’s presence is replicated in a distant location such that they can interact and perform their job in ways not previously possible.  Now they can see, be seen, hear, be heard and move around in any remote facility –just as if they were there.  VGo enables: healthcare providers to deliver lower cost services and improved quality of care, businesses to increase productivity of remote and travelling employees, and homebound students to attend school – all with a great user experience and at an affordable price.