Oklahoma Healthcare facility lends cleaning robot to schools

The extra layer of protection was deployed in buildings that have had high absence rates due to illness


Moore Public Schools in Oklahoma City got a boost to their cleaning routine last week when Norman Regional Health System lent them a germ-zapping robot, according to an article on the NewsOK website.

The schools already have a custodial staff and their own robots that spray a chlorine mist, but the extra layer of protection was deployed in buildings that have had high absence rates due to illness.

The Norman-based hospital is lending the robots as part of an outreach program, according to Clyde Brawner, director of environmental services at Norman Regional. The system also lent the robots to schools in the Norman and Noble districts.

The hospital added the robots in 2016 as part of an overall plan to reduce infections. The robots are used for patient rooms where the risk of spreading infections is higher, and for high-traffic areas such as public restrooms.

The robots cost $125,000, and most hospitals get about three years of service out of them.

Read the article.

 

 



March 8, 2018


Topic Area: Infection Control


Recent Posts

Tarzana Medical Center's New Patient Tower Outfitted with Rockfon Solutions

The Friese Family Tower is the centerpiece of an extensive and ongoing hospital expansion and modernization initiative known as Tarzana Reimagined.


How Doors Help Provide Security and Privacy in Healthcare Facilities

Door manufacturers discuss how doors aid in securing facilities and providing privacy.


Bon Secours Completes Expansion of St. Francis Medical Center

The project consisted of a 55-bed renovation and vertical expansion.


Delta Specialty Hospital Experiences Email Breach

The incident was limited to just one employee’s email account.


Selecting the Right Team for Healthcare Projects

Focusing on key criteria ensure design and construction teams deliver a facility that is safe, functional and tailored to a specific healthcare setting.


 
 


FREE Newsletter Signup Form

News & Updates | Webcast Alerts
Building Technologies | & More!

 
 
 


All fields are required. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

 
 
 
 

Healthcare Facilities Today membership includes free email newsletters from our facility-industry brands.

Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Posts

Copyright © 2023 TradePress. All rights reserved.