St. Vincent Healthcare Deploys Germ-Killing Robot to Prevent Infection

St. Vincent Healthcare is raising the bar when it comes to patient care. Already following strict disinfection routines, St. Vincent Healthcare is now also using germ-killing robot Tru-D SmartUVC to eliminate harmful germs, like Ebola, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), influenza and norovirus that can infect patients during their hospital stay.

"The acquisition of this technology is simply another way that we're working to safeguard the well-being of every single patient who walks through our doors and protect the integrity of our health care environment," says Dr. Michael Bush, St. Vincent Healthcare chief medical officer.

As an added layer of protection for hospital staff and visitors, Tru-D features Sensor360 technology, which automatically calculates the proper time needed to thoroughly deliver a lethal dose of UV light from a single location in the room. Tru-D uses safe, EPA and U.S. Department of Energy-endorsed energy efficient, long-life, trace mercury vapor content, compact fluorescent bulbs. There are hundreds of Tru-D's protecting health care environments across the globe. With an estimated 1.7 million hospital-acquired infections occurring each year, St. Vincent Healthcare is taking extra steps to ensure patients don't leave with a potentially deadly infection.

"This is very exciting," says Dr. Frederick Kahn, a St. Vincent Healthcare infectious disease specialist. "This technology is safe, fast and very effective. A patient can rest easy knowing that St. Vincent Healthcare is utilizing the most advanced technologically to prevent the spread of dangerous pathogens."

Tru-D's effectiveness has been validated through nearly all existing independent research on UV room disinfection, including a $2 million Centers for Disease Control-funded multi-phase study. Tru-D has been proven to eliminate 99.9 percent of pathogens, and its Sensor360 analytical technology has led to the device setting the standard for disinfection cycle times in comparison to other UV disinfection devices without this capability.

"We're in the business of going beyond human capability to save lives," says Chuck Dunn, president and chief executive officer of Tru-D SmartUVC. "We're thrilled that St. Vincent Healthcare welcomed Tru-D into its family, and we're positive it will prove to be a smart investment."

St. Vincent Healthcare is a comprehensive system of award-winning healthcare services located in Billings, Montana. St. Vincent is a regional destination hospital which serves a four-state area. St. Vincent Healthcare is part of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System. St. Vincent Healthcare's quality, mission-driven, charitable healthcare has been in existence for more than 110 years.

Source: Tru-D SmartUVC