Less Germs. More Smiles.
With more than 700,000 cases each year and an estimated cost to hospitals of more than $11 billion, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) pose important challenges to the entire health care industry. However, given young patients’ higher risk of infection, among other factors, children’s hospitals in particular need higher levels of protection and cleaning. One promising approach is the use of UVC disinfection—exposing patient rooms or other spaces to ultraviolet-C light that kills or inactivates multidrug-resistant organisms.