Shining a Light on Hospital-Acquired Infections: An Interview with Oneida Health Systems

Posted by Tru-D SmartUVC 06.12.18

Mary Parry of Oneida HealthcareOneida Health Systems invested in Tru-D in 2016 to help drive its already low infection rates further down. Before implementing Tru-D, along with other infection prevention protocols, the facility’s C. diff rate was .61; by 2017, it dropped significantly to .18—a 70% decrease.

“Though actual cost savings from HAI avoidance can be difficult to quantify, we know from national statistics that HAIs can cost an average of $15,000, so we do believe those savings are real,” said Mary Parry, Chief Operating Officer of Oneida Health Systems. Tru-D is used in Oneida’s operating rooms at end-of-day cleaning as well as in isolation discharge cases.

Check out this week’s issue of Modern Healthcare for an interview with Oneida Healthcare on its use of UVC disinfection to help reduce hospital-acquired infections. Click here to read the full story.

Posted 06.12.18
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