Tru-D Hires Clinical Affairs Director
Tru-D SmartUVC, a leader in the ultraviolet (UV) disinfection space, has hired a Director of Clinical Affairs. Ralph Taylor, RN, MSN, MHA, CNOR has joined the Tru-D team to expand the success of the company’s approach to enhanced UV disinfection throughout the U.S. As Director of Clinical Affairs, Taylor will lead the design and implementation of successful infection reduction programs that highlight Tru-D’s contribution towards meeting hospital objectives and infection rate reduction goals specifically within surgical center operating rooms.
“Ralph was the Director of Surgical Services at Oak Hill Hospital in Florida during a very successful trial and purchase of Tru-D in its ORs. He has worked side-by-side with our company for more than a year and brings an expertise to the team that helps us provide a unique offering to hospitals throughout the country that no other competitor can provide,” said Chuck Dunn, CEO and President of Tru-D SmartUVC.
Taylor began his career in health care in 1999 as a CNA, then working to a RN. He received his ADN from the University of Pikeville in Kentucky, Bachelor’s degree from Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences and MSN and MHA from Walden University. Taylor has worked as a staff nurse in telemetry, Medical ICU, CVICU, CVOR, general OR, PACU and Pre-op. In 2005, he began working as an OR educator/assistant director in Tennessee. More recently, he has been a director of surgical services for the past 10 years including two years as an Assistant Chief Nursing Officer.
“After a long, personal battle with a surgical site infection, I want to ensure no patient has to suffer needlessly related to any hospital-acquired infection,” said Taylor. “I look forward to bringing a clinical expertise to the Tru-D team that separates us from our competitors and continues our mission of going beyond human capabilities in reducing HAIs.”
Used in conjunction with manual cleaning protocols, Tru-D is brought in to a hospital room after traditional cleaning is completed. Using chemical-free UVC energy, Tru-D operates from a single position and administers a single cycle of UV light, minimizing additional labor costs and maximizing productivity for the staff. Through the use of its patented Sensor360 technology, Tru-D analyzes the space including size, shape and contents, to deliver a precise, lethal dose of UV light, achieving significant pathogen reduction in the room. Validated by a dozen independent studies as well as the first and only randomized clinical trial on UV disinfection, Tru-D is on a mission to eradicate HAIs and improve patient outcomes.