St. Mary Mercy Hospital Selects Trumba to Bring Advanced Functionality to Its Online Event Calendars

Community Hospital Uses Trumba Connect to Deliver Event Information to Its

Key Constituents

Mar 12, 2007, 01:00 ET from Trumba Corporation

    SEATTLE, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Trumba Corporation, a developer of
 innovative online calendaring solutions, today announced that St. Mary
 Mercy Hospital in Livonia, MI, has selected its Trumba(R) Connect online
 calendaring solution to bring advanced functionality to its online event
 calendars. Trumba Connect is powering multiple event calendars for St. Mary
 Mercy, both internally on its Intranet for physicians, staff and
 volunteers, and externally on its public Web site for patients and their
 families, donors, board members, and the local community. Trumba Connect
 helps organizations increase event awareness and attendance and better
 connects them with their audiences through a comprehensive suite of tools
 that includes a hosted, interactive web calendar, email and reporting
     St. Mary Mercy Hospital is a non-profit hospital that provides
 acute-care medical and health services to the surrounding community. St.
 Mary Mercy Hospital hosts a number of health-related events such as fitness
 classes, support groups and health education programs. Before using Trumba
 Connect, the hospital relied mainly on event flyers and press releases that
 were posted on the hospital's Web site and to the local print media, as
 well as its Life & Health direct mail community newsletter. In a community
 that is making more use of the Internet, St. Mary Mercy began looking for a
 more interactive, full-featured, yet simple to maintain solution to add
 event information to its Web site. The hospital initially deployed Trumba
 Connect internally on its Intranet to communicate information about
 upcoming events for staff and volunteers, such as town hall meetings,
 holiday meals, volunteer days, etc. After recognizing the rich features and
 functionality of the Trumba Connect solution, the hospital decided to
 deploy it on its external Web site as a two-way, interactive communications
 vehicle for delivering event information to the public.
     "This type of solution has been long overdue. When we started planning
 the redesign of our Web site, having an easy-to-use, interactive event
 calendar was a top priority," said Tonya Thomas, Webmaster and Production
 Specialist at St. Mary Mercy Hospital. "Having already realized the
 benefits of Trumba Connect's features and functionality on our Intranet, we
 knew we could quickly and easily integrate a dynamic event calendar on our
 external Web site as well. Through Trumba's dashboard reports, we are able
 to track usage and have experienced an increase in site traffic."
     Trumba calendars are interactive, so end-customers can connect with,
 rather than simply view, an organization's events by adding them to their
 personal calendars; setting event reminders; forwarding event information
 to friends, family, and associates; subscribing to email updates and RSS
 feeds; and more. In addition, reporting tools help organizations monitor
 the success of their event promotion by tracking the number of times an
 event page is viewed, how many end users add an event to their personal
 calendars, and other data.
     "As more and more people are turning to the Internet to get event
 information, access to this information needs to be easy to find and
 delivered in a way that is intuitive," said Jeremy Jaech, CEO and president
 of Trumba. "Trumba Connect is a perfect solution for community hospitals
 like St. Mary Mercy that are looking for ways to stay better connected to
 their citizens and create greater awareness for their programs and events.
 It enables them to actively engage their constituents, while also providing
 them with a convenient medium for finding and acting upon event information
 that really matters."
     The St. Mary Mercy Hospital community event calendar powered by Trumba
 Connect can be viewed at:
     About Trumba
     Trumba Corporation is a Seattle-based developer of innovative online
 calendaring solutions that help businesses and organizations effectively
 publish, promote and communicate their events online. The company's
 flagship product, Trumba Connect, allows organizations to embed highly
 interactive and customizable calendars within their websites. Trumba
 customers also benefit from an array of event-centric tools that include
 the ability to email calendars, create categories of calendars based on
 event types or geography, leverage user-generated content through event
 submission forms, drop events onto an array of personal calendaring
 solutions and much more. Trumba technology is used by institutions of
 higher education, newspapers, corporations, associations, cities and towns,
 hospitals and large religious organizations. Trumba Connect is a
 subscription-based software as a service (SaaS) solution. The company is
 privately held and backed by three of the industry's leading venture
 capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital
 and Oak Investment Partners. To find out more about Trumba, visit
     About St. Mary Mercy Hospital
     St. Mary Mercy Hospital, located at 36475 Five Mile Road at Levan in
 Livonia, provides acute-care medical and health services to its community.
 St. Mary Mercy is a member of Trinity Health, the largest healthcare system
 in Michigan, and the fourth largest in the United States.
     Specialized medical services offered at the 304-bed hospital include:
 medical/surgical, intensive/cardiac, oncology/radiation, bariatric
 services, birthing services, women's health, diagnostic services, physical
 medicine and rehabilitation, behavioral medicine, 24-hour emergency care,
 wound care, sleep disorder center, child care, and community health
 education. For a physician referral, call 1.888.464.WELL. More information
 about St. Mary Mercy Hospital can be found by visiting their Web site at

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