Crothall Healthcare Partners With Hygiena for ATP Cleaning Verification Systems

Crothall Healthcare announces that it has selected Hygiena to provide ATP cleaning verification systems to all Crothall environmental services facilities.

Hygiena’s SystemSURE Plus ATP system is a handheld instrument that measures adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule found in all living things. Swab samples are quickly collected from patient rooms and other high touch point areas in a healthcare environment and measured immediately in the Hygiena instrument, giving instant feedback on cleanliness. Results are stored in the instrument and then uploaded to data tracking and trending software. The software’s preprogrammed and custom reports analyze the data and generate reports that are automatically emailed to user-designated recipients. These reports help facilities identify trouble zones, troubleshoot cleaning failures, and are helpful in environmental services team meetings to illustrate cleaning compliance and improvements.

“We have tried other ATP systems, but Hygiena’s system, customer support, training, and software provide an advantage over what we had been using, and economically, Hygiena allows us to provide the best system and service to our healthcare clients,” says Rich Feczko, Crothall's national director of systems, standards, innovation and global support.

Thousands of healthcare facilities worldwide rely on Hygiena’s technology to ensure cleaning processes and procedures are effective and infection risk is minimized. “Hygiena’s partnership with Crothall is a great match, because they are leaders in their space and have done a great job adopting new technologies that help improve and monitor the cleanliness of healthcare facilities,” says Steven Nason, director of sales and marketing for Hygiena.

Studies in recent years have shown the implementation of a monitoring program such as Hygiena’s SystemSURE Plus ATP Cleaning Verification System immediately improves compliance to cleaning procedures, resulting in a cleaner hospital, correlating with decreased healthcare-associated infection rates, and improved patient experiences as reported in HCAHPS scores.

Source: Crothall, Hygiena