In The United States, one in every 25 patients will contract a hospital acquired infection (HAI), according to current CDC statistics.
As part of Mercy Medical Center’s continued commitment to patient safety and infection prevention, the hospital plans to invest in advanced ultraviolet light (UV) technology to help reduce hospital acquired infections, such as Clostridium difficile (C.Diff), Methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), surgical site infections. Proceeds from Mercy Harvest Ball 2018 will be used to purchase two Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots®.
Used in conjunction with routine cleaning procedures, this germ-fighting robot is a fast, safe and proven tool to disinfect space with in a healthcare facility. It uses powerful bursts of ultraviolet light to destroy potentially lethal germs and bacteria before posing a risk to patients and employees. By reducing the risk of infections, Mercy is further enhancing an environment conducive for the overall healing process of the patient. In five minutes, it can penetrate and kill a C.Diff spore. Studies show that hospital infections decline in facilities that use UV disinfection.
To learn more, visit www.xenex.com.
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Gina M. Waller
Developement Officer: Special Events