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Skytron UVC system provides whole-room infection control

Orange City Area Health System recently installed and trained personnel on the Skytron “disinfection robot.” This leading-edge technology disinfects all surfaces, including “shadows,” using high levels of UVC energy.

“We had researched this system previously and were intrigued with its potential,” explained Marty Guthmiller, CEO of Orange City Area Health System. “With the advent of COVID-19, it became an easy choice to implement for all of our facilities. Because of its portability and relatively small footprint, we can move it literally anywhere – including in our ambulance after transferring a patient.”

Skytron’s Ultraviolet C (UVC) provides an effective method of microorganism inactivation for contaminated air and surfaces. This “smart technology” enhances traditional manual cleaning protocols in hospitals to stop the spread of pathogens, such as coronavirus. According to the manufacturer, UVC “offers whole-room-disinfection capabilities, which help reduce the spread of viruses, bacteria, and fungus by denaturing their DNA.”

“The ultraviolet light technology is one more tool in our toolkit for helping with mitigation at this time, as we ensure a safe environment for patients and staff alike,” added Guthmiller. “After we are past this COVID-19 outbreak, this system will continue to serve us moving forward – with other infections, or in surgery or seasonal flu or really anywhere we need it.”

Orange City Area Health System will be using this whole-room, germ-killing unit throughout their facilities where needed, including the hospital, medical clinics, and senior care campus.

To stay up-to-date with Orange City Area Health System’s responses and measures addressing the coronavirus situation, visit ocHealthSystem.org and the COVID-19 page, and follow the health system’s Facebook page.

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