Georgia hospital deploys UV light disinfection robots

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Elbert Memorial Hospital has tapped two sanitizing robots to help disinfect its facilities, the organization said Aug. 17.

The robot emits broad spectrum ultraviolet light to quickly destroy microorganisms on hospital surfaces and can deactivate SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — in two minutes. 

Elbert Memorial said environmental services staff are able to disinfect dozens of patient rooms per day with each robot. They are also being used to disinfect patient care areas, operating rooms, public restrooms and offices.

Elbert Memorial is a 25-bed critical access hospital in Elberton, Ga.

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