DCMH’s new Surfacide® UV-C Disinfection Technology Ensures a Safe Environment

Delta Hospital’s new Surfacide® UV-C disinfection technology ensures a safe environment and reduces risk of infection.

Delta, CO (February 2, 2021) – To advance and continue infection prevention efforts, Delta County
Memorial Hospital (DCMH) is now using the Surfacide® Helios™ UV-C technology, which uses
ultraviolet light to help prevent the spread of dangerous microorganisms and targets viruses,
including COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, to ensure a safer environment.

“The Environmental Services (EVS) team at DCMH is extremely excited about this new and
exciting UV-C technology,” said Sarah Knop, Director of EVS at DCMH. “This comes at a critical
time in the medical field when we are meant to elevate our infection prevention measures
overall, and DCMH is thrilled to rise to the occasion with innovative, cutting-edge technology
that will keep the hospital a safe environment for healing.”

The ultra-violet light system is a method for portable antimicrobial disinfection and an overall
game-changer, said Knop. The system will allow DCMH to rapidly deploy a non-contact
disinfection method to all patient areas.

The UV technology works by destroying the genetic bonds in pathogens, rendering them unable
to replicate and cause infection. This makes the technology a key component in efforts to
combat COVID-19.

“We are thrilled to have this technology available to our patients on the Western Slope of
Colorado,” said Matt Heyn, President and Chief Executive Officer for DCMH. “The UV solution
will help us continue to provide a safe environment for our community members to receive
care during the pandemic and beyond.”

Surfacide® has proven effectiveness against MERS-CoV, a similar strain of coronavirus to SARS-
CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19. It also delivers more UV-C energy to more surfaces and
with the Surfacide® laser map emitters, the system can laser map hospital spaces to calculate
the most effective UV-C dose and rapidly decontaminate the area.

“Our EVS team has done a great job ensuring safety standards throughout the pandemic, and
with the new UV-C system, we will continue raising the bar on quality standards,” said Knop.
The UV-C system was donated to DCMH from Delta County through CARES Act funds and is
meant to help prevent hospital-wide infection, improve conditions for patients and provides
the hospital with extra safety measures during the pandemic and beyond.

“We are extremely grateful to Delta County for helping us acquire the new UV-C technology,”
said Jody Roeber, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for DCMH. “It is going to
elevate the level of care that our health care staff can provide our patients, and it means that
we can spend even more time providing remarkable care.”

To learn more about the UV-C technology, visit surfacide.com/data. For more information on
DCMH’s safe care commitment, visit deltahospital.org/covid/.


About Delta County Memorial Hospital – Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) is a non-
profit, community hospital whose mission is to be the people's first choice for accessible, high-
quality health services and to enhance the well-being of those we serve. Currently, DCMH is the
largest employer in Delta County with over 600 employees. DCMH is a 49 bed and 13 clinic
hospital system located in beautiful southwestern Colorado. Established in 1913, DCMH has
been serving the region for over 100 years.

Delta County Memorial Hospital

About Surfacide – Surfacide, LLC, is the designer of UV-C disinfection systems. Surfacide’s
mission is to develop and provide the most effective technology and provide a solution to
combat Health Care Acquired Infections (HAIs). Surfacide specializes in providing evidence-
based solutions that target the reduction of pathogens and causative agents of infectious
diseases with a primary focus toward the control of emerging “superbugs” in the health care
space such as C.diff, CRE, MRSA, VRE, and Acinetobacter. For more information, visit

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