Smartlink Donates 50 iPads to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Support of Family Coordinator Program
Technology donation will allow significantly more patients connection to their loved ones during COVID-19 limitations on patient visitors.
For Immediate Release: June 4th, 2020
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ANNAPOLIS, MD. (June 4th, 2020) – Smartlink, a national telecom services and staffing company headquartered in Annapolis, donated 50 new iPads to the Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Family Coordinator Program.
Celebrating 20 years in business, Smartlink is a privately held company specializing in the people who support the entire network lifecycle nationwide. During these challenging times, the need to stay connected to friends, family, colleagues, healthcare providers and essential businesses has become immediately greater. Smartlink has launched a Keeping America Connected campaign in effort to further develop, deploy and maintain the networks that enable all technologies the nation depends on.
“Every day, throughout the nation, our teams are developing networks that keep America connected. One of the key values of our company is “Linking it Forward” and giving back to the communities we live and work in,” said Jason Campbell, Smartlink’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are honored as an organization to donate technology that keeps patients connected and gives back to our community.”
As part of Smartlink’s Keeping America Connected effort, the company turned to long-term partner and heartbeat of the headquarters’ community, AAMC, to offer support.
Faced with the challenges of COVID-19, AAMC saw the need for patients to connect with their loved ones during a time where birthing mothers, chemotherapy patients, those in Acute Care for the Elderly unit, and COVID-19 patients all need and want to be virtually connected to their families, when in-person visitors are restricted. Launching the program with only four iPads, Smartlink’s donation will allow this program and the unwavering AAMC coordinators who fuel it, to serve significantly more patients.
“Keeping our patients, their families, and AAMC caregivers safe during these unprecedented times remains our top priority,” said Jan Wood, Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation President and Chief Development Officer. “With hospital visitor restrictions in place, Smartlink’s generous donation of iPads plays an integral role in allowing our AAMC Family Coordinators to safely connect patients and their families to help them stay in touch virtually during their hospital stay. We are incredibly grateful for our community.”