US hospital adopts UV surface disinfection technology

The UV room sanitiser is said to provide the Women’s Hospital in Indiana with superior surface disinfection

The V-360+ mobile ultraviolet germicidal irradiation device

The Women’s Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana is an integral part of the Deaconess Health System, offering state-of-the-art medical technology and a complete range of healthcare services to women and infants in a 'spa-like' atmosphere. The hospital is using a V-360+ UV Room Sanitizer from UltraViolet Devices Inc (UVDI) to provide superior surface disinfection. 

The V-360+ is a mobile ultraviolet germicidal irradiation device that is used to disinfect hospital rooms after cleaning. It generates high intensity UV energy and quickly disinfects surfaces contaminated with viruses, bacteria and fungi, including superbugs such as MRSA and C. difficile.

Sonya Mauzey RN, BS, CIC, Infection Preventionist, at The Women’s Hospital said: 'We want our patients to have the best and safest care possible. Because of this, we are so excited to be able to add UV disinfection technology as an adjunct to our current cleaning and disinfection processes. The V-360+ sanitiser unit will be used throughout the hospital and in the operating rooms to provide the optimal safe environment for our patients.'

Robert Thompson, Regional Sales Specialist for UVDI, said: 'The Women’s Hospital is the first hospital in Indiana to deploy the V-360+ and perhaps the first in the country to use it in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).  The Women’s Hospital joins a growing list of healthcare providers across the country who have adopted the V-360+ to provide the highest level of service and care available to their patients and staff.'