HENDERSON, Nev. and KENOSHA, Wis., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Henderson Hospital is the first hospital in the U.S. to purchase and install the Indigo-Clean™ operating light fixtures. Helping to keep patients safe by continuously disinfecting the environment, Indigo-Clean™ has been clinically proven to reduce harmful bacteria up to 70 percent beyond routine disinfection efforts.
Henderson Hospital, the newest acute care hospital within The Valley Health System, installed Indigo-Clean™ light fixtures in their operating rooms and recovering spaces, helping to proactively kill harmful bacteria before it enters the body. "We are excited to be at the forefront of hospitals across the U.S. by providing this new, proven technology as another tool to help keep our patients safe," said Sam Kaufman, CEO and Managing Director of Henderson Hospital. "Maintaining a safe, clean environment for our patients is our number one priority. Indigo-Clean™ safely, automatically, and continuously disinfects the environment, which means there is no need for room downtime when it's in use." He further added, "Because the Indigo-Clean system is automated, it doesn't require a person to operate it which also reduces risk of human error. These concerns are particularly important in our Operating Rooms which are in constant use throughout the day." Indigo-Clean™, a patented, continuous environmental disinfection technology, is not UV light. It uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to generate visible white light that also contains a narrow spectrum of indigo colored light. The indigo color uses a wavelength of 405 nanometers (nm), which automatically and continuously disinfects the environment. Indigo-Clean features two modes of disinfection: White Disinfection Mode provides ambient lighting and continuous environmental disinfection while the room is occupied; When the room is not in use, the control system automatically selects Indigo-Disinfection Mode to provide maximum disinfection power.