Hospital board looks at prevention measures
Kevin Reid, account manager with Building Controls and Services, Inc. (BCS) of Wichi ta, presented various options for adding UV light technology to the hospital's existing HVAC system to the Lincoln County hospital's board of trustees at their regular meeting held October 27.
An ultra-violet air purifying system cleans the air that circulates through a room, destroying and/or removing potentiaJiy dangerous bacteria and particulates.
The board showed interest in this or a similar system to be installed in patient rooms to maintain a safer atmosphere for patients and staff. Reid said similar units are currently in use in the surgical unit at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
The board asked many questions of Reid regarding installation, initial cost and maintenance costs of the units, indicating the hospital might need 33-34 indoor units for the hospital and c linic.
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