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SOUTHWEST GENERAL NOW USING UV-C LIGHT TECHNOLOGY FOR EMS VEHICLES AS WELL
AS HOSPITAL SPACES
Middleburg Heights, OH (Monday, May 11, 2020) – Two additional MoonBeamTM3 devices, by Daylight Medical, have arrived at Southwest General for use
by Emergency Medical Squads (EMS). The devices will be used to help disinfect
ambulances, through UV-C light technology, after they have been used to
transport patients with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 to the
hospital’s Emergency Room (ER).
“Southwest General has proudly used the MoonBeam3 technology since
2015 throughout our patient rooms to treat some of the most highly contagious
disease states, such as C. diff, MRSA, and, now, COVID-19,” explains
Albert Matyas, vice president, Ambulatory Operations, Southwest General.
“Now, it’s an additional tool in our cleaning arsenal to help
protect our pre-hospital providers while they are caring for our community
members in the field.”
How It Works
Upon arrival to the ER, the EMS squad members will proceed with their normal
cleaning process of wiping down the cabin of their vehicle. Once the vehicle
is thoroughly wiped down, the adjustable arms of the MoonBeam3 are positioned
as needed to better target areas that may have been missed in the cleaning
process. The targeted, on-demand disinfection device works quickly and
can easily be moved around—helping the EMS squad to get back on
the road as soon as possible.
“Studies have shown that the MoonBeam3 inactivates ‘enveloped’
viruses structured similarly to COVID-19,” said Gary Enos, president,
Daylight Medical. “We are honored to work with Southwest General
to now provide this technology to their EMS providers.”
Recently, Daylight Medical and Codonics, Inc., donated two SKY 7XiTM machines to the hospital for safe, effective disinfection of mobile devices
“Mobile devices are high-touch surfaces and can carry large amounts
of bacteria and germs, creating a potential risk for pathogen transmission,”
explains Enos. “The SKY 7Xi technology uses high-intensity ultraviolet
light at close proximity to quickly and thoroughly disinfect mobile devices
The machines are located at the hospital’s Main Campus.
About Southwest General
Southwest General is a private, not-for-profit, 350-bed acute care facility
located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Founded in 1920, Southwest General
is home to nationally recognized physicians with full access to state-of-the-art
technology. Southwest General has a deep commitment to providing personalized
care and building a healthy future for the patients, families and communities
it serves. For more information, visit swgeneral.com or find Southwest
General on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.