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NOTE DATE CHANGE - MountainView Hospital Unveils New Tool to Enhance Patient Safety

June 11, 2012

First hospital in Nevada to utilize Xenex’s advanced UV room disinfection technology

Las Vegas, NV (June 7, 2012) - In an ongoing effort to improve patient safety, MountainView Hospital today announced it is the first hospital in Nevada to use Xenex Healthcare Services’ innovative germ-zapping room disinfection technology to keep patients even safer from infections.

Media Demonstration of Xenex UV Disinfection System

  • Wednesday, June 20 at 10 a.m.
  • The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at MountainView Hospital- 3150 North Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128, suite 600 (sixth floor of the Medical Office Building)
  • Live demonstration of Xenex system, sending pulsed UV light in patient room
  • Interviews: Jan Olivas, Director of Patient Safety at MountainView Hospital and Mark Stibich, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Xenex Healthcare
  • Xenex’s portable room disinfection device pulses blue ultraviolet light throughout MountainView’s isolation rooms, Intensive Care Units (ICUs), and Emergency Department (ED) to quickly destroy viruses, bacteria and bacterial spores – typically in about 5-10 minutes per room. Uniquely designed for ease of use and portability, MountainView is using the Xenex device in rooms after they have been thoroughly cleaned by housekeeping staff.

    Xenex systems have proven to be effective against a variety of the most dangerous superbugs, including Clostridium difficile endospores (C. diff), MRSA, VRE and Acinetobacter. Studies show the Xenex room disinfection system is consistently 20 times more effective than standard chemical cleaning practices.

    Xenex’s UV light room disinfection technology will help MountainView Hospital further reduce the presence of bacteria - including C. diff- a stubborn bacteria that’s been on the rise in hospitals across the country in recent years. The C. diff germ can be found in the community and can be transmitted when a patient is in any health care facility, including a hospital or a nursing home. C. diff is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon and can live in the environment for months.

    About MountainView Hospital:
    MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of Northwest Las Vegas. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is often recognized for providing quality and compassionate care to our community for the past 16 years. MountainView Hospital is a certified Primary Stroke Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The hospital is also a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital, and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.

    MountainView Hospital
    3100 N. Tenaya Way
    Las Vegas, NV 89128

    Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-5474.

    Xenex develops pulsed xenon UV disinfection systems for the advanced cleaning of the patient environment in healthcare facilities. The Xenex system is the fastest, safest, most portable and easy to use system available today among room disinfection technologies. The Xenex mission is to significantly reduce the number of HAIs that impact the health and lives of millions of patients and their families and become the new standard method for disinfection in healthcare facilities worldwide. For more information, visit