Germ wars: The robots strike back
Norton Audubon Hospital is waging war on germs with a new Xenex robot army
A new army of robotic soldiers is striking back against germs and bacteria at Norton Audubon Hospital. The hospital has invested in three Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots™, a not-so-secret weapon in its fight against hospital-acquired infections caused by pathogens like methicillin-resistant Staph (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile (C. diff). Norton Audubon Hospital is the first healthcare facility in Louisville to deploy the Xenex devices, which have been credited by other hospitals around the U.S. for helping reduce healthcare associated infection (HAI) rates by 50-100 percent.