Taking Steps Towards Building A Safety Culture

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its seminal report back in 1999, To Err is Human… The IOM report states that the problem is not bad people in healthcare, but it is that good people are working in bad systems


Xenex Disinfection Services Offers to Deploy Germ-Killing Robots to China

February 10,2020 Morris Miller, CEO of Xenex Disinfection Services, discusses how the LightStrike™  Germ-Zapping™  Robot could aid in the fight against the novel Coronavirus.



A new (novel) coronavirus has been identified in Wuhan City, China. It has been named 2019-nCoV, or, colloquially, or the respiratory disease caused by infection with the virus had been termed COVID-19 by the WHO. Coronavirus is a large family


Striving for Zero

The most recent HAI data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been encouraging, yet still alarming. The estimated number of HAIs is estimated to be between 187,000 to 2.7 million[1]! The majority of these infections are


Vaccines have become quite the controversial topic…

In today’s digital age, news breaks fast and so do a plethora of personal opinions. Sometimes we just don’t know what is factual or anecdotal. Everyone has their own opinion. It has been over 300 years since Edward Jenner introduced


Adventist Health White Memorial Enhances Patient Safety with Germ-Fighting Robots

Los Angeles – September 25, 2019 – Patient safety is a top priority at Adventist Health White Memorial, the region’s leading faith-based, nonprofit teaching hospital. In 2015, recognizing that some viruses and bacteria are becoming resistant to cleaning chemicals, antibiotics


With Superbugs and Antibiotic Resistance on the Rise, VA Facilities Make Infection Prevention a Priority

Lake Mary, FL – September 10, 2019 – Recognizing that superbugs are becoming increasingly resistant to cleaning chemicals, antibiotics and even some hand sanitizers, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facilities are investing in


UV Robot Joins Hospital’s EVS Team

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif., the flagship location of the Sutter Health network, has served its community since 1923. The 523-bed comprehensive adult, children’s and women’s hospital provides several services and includes two acute-care facilities — the Ose Adams Medical


Municipal Shizuoka Hospital Introduced UV Irradiation Robot

Shizuoka Municipal Shizuoka Hospital in Shizuoka City has introduced a “ LightStrike” robot (made by XENEX USA, Terumo ) that can sterilize various bacteria and viruses in a short time by irradiating ultraviolet rays . This device is the first