VGo Strengthens Healthcare Team

Dr. Eugene Spiritus Joins VGo as Chief Medical Officer

Dr. SpiritusNASHUA, New Hampshire & Austin, Texas – May 6, 2013: VGo Communications, the leader in robotic telepresence, at the American Telemedicine Association’s annual conference, announced that Dr. Eugene Spiritus, has joined VGo as its Chief Medical Officer.  Dr. Spiritus will overlay his more than 40 years of medical experience in the building of healthcare relationships.

A board certified Internist and Pulmonologist, Dr. Spiritus has served in senior management roles including Chief Medical Officer at UCI Medical Center and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He has developed innovative processes, deployed advanced technologies, and engaged as an investigator in multiple clinical trials.    For three years he worked as a healthcare consultant for KPMG Peat Marwick.  A true entrepreneur, Dr. Spiritus also has founded multiple of organizations with a wide range of scope including home health, a multispecialty practice and medication management program.

“I’ve understood the benefits of telemedicine for a long time,” said Dr. Spiritus.  “I’m incredibly excited about what VGo is doing.  It’s the first solution with the price and simplicity that is required for mass adoption.  Improved work-flow, enhanced communication between care givers and patients across the healthcare continuum,  and decreased readmission rates all contribute to improved outcomes on a wide scale.”

“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Spiritus join our team,” said Peter N. Vicars, VGo’s CEO and President.  “Gene’s clinical vision and extensive medical experience will strengthen VGo’s leading position in providing solutions to healthcare that have immediate impact on re-admissions and patient satisfaction.”


About VGo

VGo Communications, Inc. develops and markets visual communications solutions for the hospital, home, school and workplace.  VGo has leveraged the recent trends of widespread wireless networks, lower specialized component costs and the universal acceptance of video as a communications medium to become the Robotic Telepresence market leader.

With the VGo solution, 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.