UV Angel Air Units Installed in Lebanon VA Medical Center to Treat Air
Veterans hospital utilizes UV-C technology to combat spread of COVID-19 in nursing home unit
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (June 23, 2020) – UV Angel, a leader in pathogen control technology, has installed UV Angel Air units in the nursing home wing of the Lebanon VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Lebanon, Pa. In tandem with the hospital’s existing standard cleaning procedures, UV Angel Air supplements these protocols by adding an extra layer of protection for the hospital’s vulnerable senior community and staff.
Given the high-risk populations of nursing homes and senior care facilities, UV Angel’s technology helps improve the environment in the Lebanon VAMC’s nursing home wing by using patented UV-C light treatment technology to automatically and continuously treat the air and reduce harmful viruses, bacteria and fungi on settled surfaces.
“Using UV-C with room-level air purification was a commonsense solution to combat the spread of the coronavirus,” said Theresa Haley, Lead for Infection Control, Veterans Integration Service Network 4 for the Lebanon VA Medical Center. “In addition to increased sanitation measures, improved hand hygiene, enhanced personal protective equipment and education – the installed technology in the isolation wing, where our most vulnerable cases were placed, helped the outbreak remained contained to that unit. Another important element is the employees feel better knowing that the technology is in place and treating the air.”
With a modern integrated design, UV Angel Air combines standard in-ceiling lighting with a proprietary UV-C air treatment system. Air is pulled into the sealed high-intensity UV-C chamber where it neutralizes pathogens with up to 99.99% effectiveness. The clean, treated air is then returned to the room, where patients and staff can be assured the air is being treated 24/7/365. By lowering levels of harmful pathogens in the air, the risk of exposure is reduced.
“One of the most important elements of the UV Angel technology is that it works continuously even while patients and staff are in the occupied rooms,” said Tom Byrne, CEO of UV Angel. “We are seeing an increased need for products like UV Angel Air in nursing homes and long- term care facilities. We know that UV-C light technology is effective at neutralizing harmful pathogens like the coronavirus, and we are proud to partner with the Lebanon VA Medical Center to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 between patients and healthcare workers.”
Ray Sizer, president of National E Solutions, brought the UV Angel Air product to the attention of the Lebanon VAMC and now additional areas are being considered for the technology.
“As a veteran-owned business, I understand how hard the impact of the pandemic has felt to veterans and this community. I knew this product was ideal for mitigating risk during this crisis,” said Sizer. “We are proud to partner with the VA Medical Center to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 between patients and healthcare workers and look forward to distributing additional UV Angel products to other healthcare locations throughout the Northeast.”
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UV Angel is a pathogen control technology company that uses years of advanced research and development in ultraviolet light to help make the environments around us cleaner and safer by reducing harmful pathogens. Fully automated, patented and proven safe, the company’s UV-C technology monitors and cleans the surfaces we touch and the air we breathe. UV Angel’s technology is complemented by a proprietary data analytics platform that delivers critical insights and strategic advantages to leaders in healthcare, food service, corporate, education and many more industries.