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Capstone Pediatrics Case Study

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ShoreTel hosted VoIP system and Enterprise Contact Center solutions help Capstone Pediatrics improve patient satisfaction and encourage regular office visits

Capstone Pediatrics

Prior system did not support contact center capabilities or unified communications

Capstone Pediatrics has 11 locations and approximately 143 employees. Its previous system did not support contact center integration or offer the modern telephony features this medical practice needed to stay competitive in today’s patient-centered healthcare landscape.

Integrate a telephony solution across multiple locations that offers robust contact center capabilities

Patients at Capstone Pediatrics know that they have many options when it comes to choosing a healthcare provider, and as a result, they have high expectations of their patient experience. To ensure patient loyalty, Capstone Pediatrics can’t afford missed or dropped calls. Improving patient service and enhancing overall practice operations required the practice to invest in a more modern telephony solution.

After an exhaustive process evaluating and receiving bids from a variety of telephony vendors, Thomas Okokhere, vice president of financial analysis and internal audit at Capstone Pediatrics, concluded that ShoreTel offered a superior contact center experience. “We wanted a system that was more integrated with a patient contact center. We also were looking for a well-established company with a reputation for reliability. ShoreTel was a perfect fit,” says Okokhere.

ShoreTel deploys a contact center that offers excellent reporting and enables a better patient experience.

Capstone Pediatrics leverages a hosted VoIP and unified communication solution for the offices and implemented the ShoreTel Enterprise Contact Center to improve customer service. “Our patient contact center has a dashboard, which makes it easy to monitor calls, view and keep track of the average time to answer, abandon rates, and other patterns that can affect the overall patient experience. Previously, every practice location was handling patient appointments individually. With ShoreTel, appointment calls are centralized and the whole process is much more efficient,” explains Okokhere.


Thomas Okokhere, Vice President of Financial
Analysis and Internal Audit
Capstone Pediatrics

Capstone Pediatrics is also saving a thousand dollars a month with its ShoreTel solution. With appointment calls going to the contact center, the practice has been able to reduce front-office overhead. In addition, the IT department doesn’t have to spend valuable time and resources maintaining the system.

Capstone Pediatrics streamlines practice workflow and lowers overhead with ShoreTel

Implementing a contact center in-house and centralizing appointment requests have helped Capstone Pediatrics streamline their overall patient appointment scheduling process. Handling the call volume more efficiently requires fewer front-office staff. Plus, patients no longer have to wait in a hold queue since calls are now answered in less than 30 seconds.

“ShoreTel is a reliable and well-known company The fact that ShoreTel built its VoIP telephony solution from the ground up further solidified our decision. ShoreTel offers more features for the money, the system is reliable, and customer service is excellent. It’s everything we needed in a telephony solution and more,” concludes Okokhere. “We couldn’t be happier.”


  • Capstone Pediatrics needs to unify its telephony system across 11 locations, implement a contact center to improve patient services, measure agent performance, and enable practice staff to answer calls quickly and efficiently.


  • The ShoreTel deployment included its cloud-based phone system, IP400 phone terminals, and Enterprise Contact Center (ECC).


  • Cost savings of $1,000 a month
  • Higher revenue due to an increase in patient visits
  • Improved customer service
  • Calls answered in less than 30 seconds