In the United States, approximately the same number of people die from hospital acquired infections (HAIs) as from AIDS, breast cancer and auto accidents combined. Patients acquire HAIs while receiving care at hospitals for another condition. These infections, such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and C. diff (Clostridium difficile or C. difficile), can devastate and kill patients. Current CDC statistics show that in the United States, 1 in every 25 patients will contract an HAI and of those, 1 in 9 will die. HAIs cost the healthcare industry upwards of $30 billion dollars annually.
Westchester Medical Center reported a 20% drop in C. diff and MDRO infections after using Xenex robots to disinfect 22% of their overall discharges.
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“It really fit into our mission to provide a healing environment and to co-market what we were already doing to reduce the incidence of HAIs.”
Vicki A. Darnell, CEO, Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center
“Our EMS staff got excited about the Xenex Robot. From clinical staff to management, there was enthusiastic collaboration as we united in the common goal of keeping our veterans safe.”
Leon Langguth, Chief Environmental Management Service (EMS), Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center
“This is additional technology… It will help us drop the infection rates even further, and prevent the spread of any new infections that could be emerging.”
Dr. Ian Hosein, Queen Elizabeth Hospital