Wintersville, OH – September 15, 2016 – Life Line Hospital today announced it is using Xenex Disinfection Services’ LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots™ to enhance environmental cleanliness by destroying germs and bacteria on high-touch surfaces and hard-to-clean places.
“Life Line Hospital is focused on providing the cleanest environment possible for patients to be treated, physicians to practice and employees to work. Our investment in a Germ-Zapping Robot is further commitment to providing our patients with the cleanest and safest environment we can,” said Jim Steinkirchner, CEFO of Life Line Hospital. “Patients have a choice where they go for treatment and we want them and their loved ones to know that above and beyond our staff’s constant commitment to patient care, we are also utilizing this latest technology to create the safest healing environment possible.”
Peggy Wright, Director of Nursing at Life Line, stated “Although our hospital acquired infection rates are excellent, our ownership chose to proactively make this investment to further ensure the best possible environment in which patients can recover.”
The Xenex robot uses pulsed xenon to create Full Spectrum™ highly intense ultraviolet (UV) light covering the entire germicidal spectrum. The light quickly destroys harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi and bacterial spores on surfaces inside the facility. The portable UV disinfection system is effective against even the most dangerous pathogens and superbugs, including Clostridium difficile (C. diff), norovirus, influenza, Ebola and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA. Numerous hospitals have reported significant decreases in their infection rates after using Xenex’s Germ-Zapping Robots for room disinfection, and published their infection reduction results in peer-reviewed journals.
The Xenex robot at Life Line is used to disinfect every area inside the hospital. Designed to enhance the facility’s already thorough processes for cleaning rooms and killing the germs that can cause infections, operating the Xenex robot is quick and easy. First the room, bed and equipment are disinfected by hospital housekeeping staff. Then once the room is visually clean, the robot comes in and destroys anything left behind – it kills all the dangerous bacteria the naked eye can’t see.
About Life Line Hospital
Life Line Hospital is a full service Long Term Acute Care Hospital specializing in the management of medically complex patients. Patients benefit from the facility’s advanced technology and experienced staff who assist them on their road to recovery.