EOS Surfaces, LLC, a leading surfaces technology manufacturer dedicated to innovation with a strong aesthetic, cost reduction and increased safety, is proud to announce the unveiling of its largest hospital installation at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Va. The installation is part of the full “rebuild” of Sentara Leigh, which advanced in April with the opening of the new West Tower.
All 250 patient rooms and accompanying work areas are outfitted with EOScu (Cupron Enhanced EOS) copper-infused surfaces, including countertops, over-the-bed tables and bed rails. EOScu is the only synthetic hard surface on the market that is EPA-registered for public health claims, actively and continuously killing 99.9 percent of harmful bacteria within two hours of exposure, even after recontamination.
The Sentara Leigh Hospital West Tower overhaul is part of a larger renovation project, in which the hospital is reinventing itself within the footprint of its original structure dating back to the mid-1970s. The West Tower mirrors the East Tower, which was completed in November 2013. The East Tower’s 129 patient rooms and work areas are also equipped with EOScu surfaces.
“EOS is honored to be part of the Sentara Leigh renovations. Sentara Healthcare has received national recognition for its effort to reduce infections and improve patient care and we are a proud partner in this endeavor,” says Ken Trinder, CEO of EOS Surfaces, the manufacturer of EOScu. “Our Preventive|Biocidal Surfaces™ aim to help reduce the spread of hospital acquired infections by keeping high traffic areas clean of harmful bacteria and this contributes to better patient care."
The Sentara Leigh West Tower construction is part of the largest known clinical trial for copper-infused surfaces and materials, and their impact on healthcare-associated infections. Launched in March 2014, the trial includes the installation of more than 15,000 square feet of patent-pending EOScu Preventive|Biocidal surfaces on virtually all clinical and patient-room surfaces, including bed tables and bed rails. Copper-infused linens are also part of the trial.
Source: EOS Surfaces, LLC