Crothall Healthcare Chooses American Ultraviolet’s ARTZ Mobile Room Disinfection System
WAYNE, PA, August 3, 2011 - Leading national healthcare
support services provider Crothall
Healthcare recently announced its selection of American
Ultraviolet (AUV), one of the oldest and most trusted leaders in UV
technology, as its preferred partner for healthcare room
disinfection. The ARTZ (Automatically Reliably Targeting Zero)
Mobile Room UVC Germicidal Solution uses high-intensity UVC lamps
to deliver a critical overall dose to all room surfaces to quickly,
safely, and effectively reduce harmful pathogens in patient rooms
and surgical suites.
The decision further underscores Crothall's commitment to
prevent the spread of infection within its healthcare client
settings, with a specific focus on eliminating microorganisms that
cause hospital acquired infections (HAIs). The partnership with AUV
is a result of years of careful research and testing by Crothall
Healthcare's Products Committee.
AUV's ARTZ unit is designed to be a powerful, yet safe,
easy-to-use, automated disinfection tool to combat the skyrocketing
financial and human costs associated with HAIs. AUV has
manufactured mobile room disinfection devices for over 30 years,
and the ARTZ product is an updated and redesigned version
specifically for the healthcare market. ARTZ uses reflected energy
to reach shadowed areas and increase overall intensity in the
treated space. In addition, a touch-screen tablet acts as a remote
controller and transmits reportable data to an SD memory device.
Crothall Healthcare's Environmental Services staff can safely
operate the ARTZ in patient rooms, ICUs, and even operating rooms,
thanks to built-in safety mechanisms unique to the ARTZ. Infrared
sensors provide a 360° field of view, preventing the unit from
turning on and even extinguishing the lamps should anyone enter the
room from an unsecured door. ARTZ has a lamp life that exceeds all
other devices on the market, and delivers a higher output UVC flux
while consuming less energy. Unlike some other devices, ARTZ
releases no ozone and has proven effectiveness against C. diff
"We consider Crothall Healthcare to be the clear leader in
healthcare EVS," commented AUV President Meredith Stines, "and it
is important to us that our technology is embraced by a company so
dedicated to infection prevention. I feel confident that the ARTZ
complements Crothall's standard program of cleaning and
disinfecting in a meaningful way."
According to Crothall Healthcare President Tom Racobaldo, "We
are early adopters of UV as an innovation to fight HAIs. Our EVS
program is so focused on infection prevention that we are always
looking for best-in-class tools to help us keep patients safe. The
ARTZ stands out as the clear leader in this technology, and we are
confident introducing it to our client facilities."
About American Ultraviolet
Since 1960, American Ultraviolet® has manufactured close to
60,000 effective UVC germicidal fixtures for commercial,
healthcare, and residential applications. Our ultraviolet fixtures
reduce harmful pathogens, increase efficiency, prolong equipment
life, and improve indoor air quality, in part because American
Ultraviolet® germicidal fixtures feature the highest output lamps,
enabling them to deactivate more bacteria, viruses, and mold across
a wider temperature and air velocity range than all others.
About Crothall Healthcare
Crothall Healthcare provides specialized, high-quality,
innovative, and responsive support services to the healthcare
industry, using a framework of people, process, and performance.
Our core services include: Environmental Services, Patient
Transport, Laundry & Linen, Facilities Management, and Clinical
Equipment Services. We currently serve over 1,200 healthcare
clients in 38 states, and employ over 30 thousand associates.
Crothall Healthcare is the only healthcare cleaning company to
achieve CIMS and CIMS-GB certifications, with honors, from
worldwide cleaning association ISSA.
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