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Guthrie Announces Arrival of Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots to Disinfect Operating Rooms

Guthrie has announced the arrival of Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots, advanced robots which utilize a unique pulsed xenon light technology to sanitize operating rooms.

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Four Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots™ were acquired by Sayre, Pennsylvania-based Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and Corning, New York-based Guthrie Corning Hospital. These robots aid to create a safer environment by rapidly killing bacteria and germs that are known to promote healthcare associated infections (HAIs). As a result, both staff and patients are protected from the infections.

A powerful germicidal light is emitted by the disinfecting robots to generate the cleanest operating rooms. The Xenex robots have constantly proven their ability to reduce the rate of infection at other facilities.

Guthrie is constantly looking for ways to improve care for our patients, and this is one innovative way to prevent infections and ensure quality care for every patient, every time.

Barbara Pennypacker, Vice President of Surgical Services, Guthrie

The robots produce a highly intense burst of ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light called Full-Spectrum™, which destroys germs and super bugs that exist on surfaces in just 5 minutes or less. In other words, a single robot is capable of disinfecting an entire operating room in just 15 minutes.

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