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Riverside Acquires Additional New UV Disinfectant Robot

July 22, 2020

As part of its continued efforts to preserve the health, welfare and safety of the patients it serves and the team members providing lifesaving care to the community in the age of COVID-19, Riverside has acquired an additional ultraviolet (UV) germicidal irradiation machine, located at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, infection prevention leadership announced this week.

Also known as UV light cleaning robots, these machines use a programmed pattern of pulsed UV light to sweep and clean 360-degrees of a room. They do not replace the work of Riverside team members, but rather provides an additional level of sanitation.

“Riverside, long before the COVID-19 crisis, has been committed to the safety of its patients, families and team members,” said Jim Pixler, Director of Environmental Services at Riverside Regional Medical Center. “The acquisition of this additional machine underscores that commitment.”

Riverside’s newest machine – a Solaris Lytbot – joins the Xenex Disinfection Services’ LightStrike™ pulsed xenon disinfection robots that have long been in use at Riverside Regional Medical Center, Pixler said.