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Southwest General Now Using UV-C Light Technology

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Caroline Fienga
Interactive Media & Public Relations Specialist
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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 at 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 and tablets.

“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 and tablets.”

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.

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