Halosil International partners with Wickenburg Community Hospital to reduce HAI infections through a lean, efficient whole room disinfection strategy
Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH), a nonprofit hospital in rural Arizona, has partnered with Halosil International to disinfect its operating rooms, Acute Care Unit, and clinics using the Halo Disinfection System.
For WCH, the adoption of Halosil’s whole room disinfection system is part of an ambitious expansion that includes a new surgery and joint replacement center and the hospital’s commitment to preventing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The Halo Disinfection System is proven to kill even the most resistant HAIs, and reaches those HAI-causing spores that are beyond the reach of manual and UV disinfection methods. In fact, the system is EPA-validated to kill 99.9999 percent of C. difficile spores in the healthcare environment.
WCH selected Halosil’s solution after carefully weighing multiple decision-making factors, including system efficacy, affordability, and ease of use. The staff was trained to use the Halo Disinfection System with no downtime or additional labor costs.
A central pillar of the Halo Disinfection System is the HaloFogger, a hands-free fogging device that delivers uniform coverage of Halosil’s HaloMist disinfectant throughout every room. HaloMist harnesses the oxidizing power of hydrogen peroxide by infusing it with proprietary oligodynamic technology based on silver ions. The HaloFogger’s proprietary dry fogging delivery makes it safe for use around delicate medical electronics.
As a nonprofit, WCH is intent on running a lean, efficient operation. As a federally designated Critical Access Hospital, WCH provides patient care in surrounding rural communities positioned within a geographic area encompassing 3,300 square miles.
Since the Halo Disinfection System was introduced, WCH has reported no outbreaks of HAIs.
“We are very happy with the foggers, from using them in the OR to the Acute Care Unit and even at our clinic,” says Karen Smith, Infection Prevention Manager. “We are using Halosil every day in the surgical suites, for all terminal isolation cleans, and at the clinics for suspected infectious cases, as well as a weekly clean just to try and reduce the overall bioburden left behind this cough and cold season.”
Adds Maryalice St. Clair, vice president of Business Development at Halosil, “Since 1926, WCH has been a trailblazer, putting patients and families first in its commitment to quality healthcare. In choosing the Halo Disinfection system, WCH upholds that tradition while positioning the hospital for continued healthy growth in the future.”
About Halosil International
Halosil is the leader in disinfection and infection control, delivering an unmatched level of impact and value to its customers through an exceptionally effective, holistic disinfection system and proprietary hydrogen peroxide-based formula.
Delivering its formula through an arsenal of high-impact formats capable of disinfecting surfaces, environments, and water, Halosil is the disinfection solution provider of choice across a diverse set of critical environments and infection-conscious industries – from healthcare and long-term care facilities to research laboratories and compounding pharmacies, to athletic facilities and educational institutions.
Driven by the foundational understanding that there is no such thing as “a little contaminated” Halosil and its breakthrough capabilities have a no-tolerance policy for harmful microorganisms and are raising the standard for disinfection efforts around the globe.
Wickenburg Community Hospital is a non-profit organization owned and operated by its citizens. Established in 1926 and like the tenacious Western spirit that built Wickenburg, our rural Community Hospital and Clinics are committed to quality health and wellness services where the patient, family, and community come first.