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Henderson Hospital in Henderson, Nev. is the first hospital in the U.S. to purchase and install the Indigo-Clean™ operating light fixtures. Helping to keep patients safe by continuously disinfecting the environment, Indigo-Clean™ has been clinically proven to reduce harmful bacteria up to 70 percent beyond routine disinfection efforts.
Henderson Hospital, the newest acute care hospital within The Valley Health System, installed Indigo-Clean™ light fixtures in their operating rooms and recovering spaces, helping to proactively kill harmful bacteria before it enters the body.
"We are excited to be at the forefront of hospitals across the U.S. by providing this new, proven technology as another tool to help keep our patients safe," said Sam Kaufman, CEO and managing director of Henderson Hospital. "Maintaining a safe, clean environment for our patients is our number one priority. Indigo-Clean™ safely, automatically, and continuously disinfects the environment, which means there is no need for room downtime when it's in use. Because the Indigo-Clean system is automated, it doesn't require a person to operate it which also reduces risk of human error. These concerns are particularly important in our Operating Rooms which are in constant use throughout the day."
Indigo-Clean™, a patented, continuous environmental disinfection technology, is not UV light. It uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to generate visible white light that also contains a narrow spectrum of indigo colored light. The indigo color uses a wavelength of 405 nanometers (nm), which automatically and continuously disinfects the environment. Indigo-Clean features two modes of disinfection: White Disinfection Mode provides ambient lighting and continuous environmental disinfection while the room is occupied; When the room is not in use, the control system automatically selects Indigo-Disinfection Mode to provide maximum disinfection power.
Unlike other systems that require the room to be taken out of service and/or activated by a trained operator, Indigo-Clean™ is automatic which minimizes human error and room downtime. Partnering Indigo-Clean's continuous environmental disinfection technology with current cleaning protocols leave the room cleaner and safer for the patients and staff.
"As an innovator in healthcare lighting and a leader in LED lighting, we are excited to bring healthcare providers, like Henderson Hospital, this effective, revolutionary environmental disinfection tool to bolster current cleaning methods, providing a safer environment for their patients," said Cliff Yahnke, PhD, Kenall's director of clinical affairs for Indigo-Clean™. "We applaud Henderson Hospital for being an early adopter and look forward to seeing Indigo-Clean's™ presence in other hospitals as healthcare providers continue to realize its benefits."
The Valley Health System plans to install the Indigo-Clean™ light fixtures in additional facilities in the Las Vegas area over the next few months.
Henderson Hospital, opening in Fall 2016, will offer emergency, surgical, cardiovascular and women's healthcare, including maternity.