UHC Enhances Surgical Patient Safety By Deploying Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots to Destroy Pathogens (or Germs AND Bacteria) That Can Cause Infections (or Pose a Risk to Patients)
United Hospital Center (UHC) announced that with the addition of two more Xenex LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots™, exclusively for the operating rooms (OR), that it is the first hospital within five bordering states to use a two-minute protocol between OR case disinfection. Last year UHC purchased three robots, the most in the state, for the purpose of enhancing environmental cleanliness by disinfecting and destroying hard-to-kill germs, bacteria, and superbugs in hard to clean places.
The new germ-zapping robots will be used exclusively for cleaning surgical suites. “Operating rooms are supposed to be sterile environments, but studies show these rooms remain contaminated with microscopic pathogens that can cause Surgical Site Infections even after these suites have been cleaned using traditional UHC Enhances Surgical Patient Safety By Deploying Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots to Destroy Pathogens (or Germs AND Bacteria) That Can Cause Infections (or Pose a Risk to Patients) methods,” said Dr. Mark Povroznik, vice president of Quality and Chief Quality Officer at UHC. “Surgical Site Infections, which are some of the most commonly occurring infections, can be devastating to patients and cost the hospital tens of thousands of dollars in additional patient care. At UHC getting a potential infection is one less thing that patients have to worry about during surgery.”
UHC is ranked number one in the state for the fewest complications as of the December Centers for Medicine and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare results for Complications and Patient Safety.
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