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Spectra254, a developer of high-power, easy-to-use, affordable UVC light decontamination systems, announces that Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla., has chosen its Spectra 1000 Series to combat healthcare-associated infections in its facilities. The hospital’s choice of Spectra254’s decontamination systems will provide a higher level of infection control than that of chemical cleaning agents alone.
As the largest healthcare facility in Southwestern Oklahoma with 283 licensed beds, 2,000 employees, 250 physicians and approximately 100 volunteers, the hospital provides care to more than 52,000 patients each year. With the number of cases of Ebola virus, MRSA and C. difficile increasing around the world, Comanche County Memorial Hospital sought to deploy an additional method to eliminate pathogens on surfaces and decontaminate the air. The hospital will use the Spectra 1000 Series of decontamination units in its operating rooms, emergency room, catheterization labs, dialysis rooms and in its C. difficile rooms, with additional expansion of use planned in the future.
"After a thorough investigation of available products in the UV light decontamination unit market, the hospital chose Spectra254 for its products' proven efficacy performance and feature set of options and applications that are typically only offered in a much higher-priced unit," says Kim Holland, senior director of Nursing operations at Comanche County Memorial Hospital.
Comanche County Memorial Hospital is an independent, non-profit, acute care facility governed by a five member Board of Trustees. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the Council on Accrediting Rehabilitation Facilities and was awarded the 2013 National Research Corporation's Consumer Choice Award and a Readers’ Choice Favorite Hospital Award for eight consecutive years.