News Release

Montgomery County Hospital District Breaks Language Barrier with Rosetta Stone

Language Learning Solution Helps Texas Healthcare Agency

Serve Hispanic Community

 

Arlington, VA (January 21, 2010) – Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, announced today that Montgomery County Hospital District (MCHD) in Texas has provided its employees with Rosetta Stone® Enterprise, a powerful training tool that builds foundational language skills.  The implementation of the award-winning solution is a strategic initiative designed to enhance the skills of District employees and break down language barriers with its Spanish-speaking patients. 

 

Montgomery County Hospital District provides healthcare for disadvantaged residents by operating the county’s Health Care Assistance Program (HCAP), as well as serving as the area’s primary ambulance service.  Expanding language capabilities through Rosetta Stone Enterprise will allow MCHD to better serve its patients and the community by communicating more effectively and should result in decreased response times. The immersive, self-paced solution harnesses the power of technology to accelerate language learning and provide quantifiable measurements of success.

 

“We strive to be at the forefront of innovation in the EMS industry while still providing superior and professional service to Montgomery County residents,” said Allen Johnson, CEO of Montgomery County Hospital District.  “With the implementation of Rosetta Stone, our staff will be able to better communicate with our two primary types of constituents: HCAP clients and our ambulance patients. Adding this resource allows us to continue to provide high-quality care and eliminates the need to wait for translator resources.”

 

“We’re excited to partner with Montgomery County to provide its first responders and office staff with an essential language tool that will help them save lives in emergency situations,” said Pete Rumpel, vice president of institutional sales and marketing at Rosetta Stone.  “The scalability and effectiveness of Rosetta Stone Enterprise equips MCHD employees with critical language skills that meet the needs of a diverse and growing community.”

 

Rosetta Stone Enterprise features advanced speech recognition technology that helps first responders start speaking a language quickly with correct pronunciation – opening a new channel for communication with patients. The program also offers Rosetta Stone Manager, a built-in management tool that provides powerful, easy-to-use administrative and reporting functionality for tracking employee success easily. In addition to Spanish (Latin America), Rosetta Stone Enterprise is available in more than 30 languages and can be accessed online by employees anywhere at any time.

 

For more information please visit pr.rosettastone.com.

 

About Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Inc. is changing the way the world learns languages. Rosetta Stone provides interactive solutions that are acclaimed for the speed and power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone. Available in more than 30 languages, Rosetta Stone language-learning solutions are used by schools, organizations and millions of individuals in over 150 countries throughout the world. The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that learning a language should be natural and instinctive and that interactive technology can replicate and activate the immersion method powerfully for learners of any age. The company is based in Arlington, Va. For more information, visit RosettaStone.com

 

 

Media Contact:

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703.522.9953

 

Investor Contact:

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703.387.5927

 

“Rosetta Stone” is a registered trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd.

 

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