Presbyterian Hospital Unveils New Technology from UVDI to Disinfect Rooms and Prevent Infections
UVDI’s V-360° Room Sanitizer® is deployed to eliminate superbugs and provide optimum patient care at Presbyterian Hospitals in Albuquerque.
Valencia, CA, January 21st, 2013 -- Presbyterian Hospital is the largest acute care center in New Mexico and the first in Albuquerque to deploy the V-360° Room Sanitizer. The V-360° Room Sanitizer generates high intensity UV energy and quickly disinfects surfaces contaminated with viruses, bacteria and fungal spores, including superbugs that cause illness and infection.
In their ongoing mission to provide the best healthcare services to their patients, Presbyterian Hospital has taken a proactive approach to disinfect and sanitize surfaces in their facilities. Last year, Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC), also in the Presbyterian system, was the first in New Mexico to deploy this innovative UV disinfection technology aimed at decreasing hospital–associated infections (HAIs). Multiple V-360° Room Sanitizers, designed and manufactured by UltraViolet Devices, Inc. (UVDI), are now busy disinfecting surfaces at three of the Presbyterian facilities in the Albuquerque area; Presbyterian Medical Center, Rust Medical Center, and Kaseman Hospital. To mark the V-360 inauguration in Albuquerque, three area television news stations broadcast reports earlier this month about the implementation of the devices.
UVDI’s President, Richard Hayes, was on hand for the products’ unveiling and was interviewed. “The V-360 is a state of the art sanitizer that uses UV rays to get rid of 99% of germs in just a few minutes,” he stated. Paul Sandoval, Presbyterian’s Director of Environmental Services told interviewers, “It helps our patients not acquire infections while in the hospital; it helps them to heal faster and get out of the hospital much quicker.”
Hospitals environments are constantly challenged with pathogens, but proactive healthcare providers, such as Presbyterian Hospital, are utilizing the V-360° Room Sanitizer to prevent the spread of these germs. The V-360° Room Sanitizer has been clinically proven to significantly improve hospital surface disinfection and the devices are being utilized by healthcare providers across North America. Presbyterian’s investment in this technology makes for a safer and cleaner environment for both patients and staff.
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About UltraViolet Devices, Inc.
UVDI is a leading manufacturer and supplier of UV products for air, surface and water disinfection. Under the UVDI MED brand, the company provides hospital grade UV disinfection technologies engineered for the healthcare industry. Under the ALTRU-V® brand, UVDI markets a full line of products for the HVACR market designed to reduce energy consumption and lower maintenance costs while delivering cleaner, healthier air. Under UVDI’s Sparks Technology™ brand, the company markets gas phase filtration products for use in commercial and industrial applications worldwide.