Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Tennessee, is a long-established and highlyrespected flagship medical facility that serves more than one quarter-million people in Southern Middle Tennessee. The hospital has earned numerous awards and citations, and in 2016 it was ranked first in the state for overall hospital and surgical care in the areas of both medical excellence and patient care safety by CareChex.
To further improve patient care, Maury Regional leadership now aspires to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) to zero. To help achieve that goal, Maury Regional Medical Center participated in Indigo-Clean’s Clinical Partnership Program and installed Indigo-Clean light fixtures in one of their operating rooms in October 2016. After installation, the team measured the Indigo-Clean disinfecting lights’ effect upon bacteria levels throughout the room 15 days before installation and 15 days after.
Maury Regional Medical Center found an average bacterial reduction of 88 % when comparing the pre- and post-installation period for the single room in which Indigo-Clean was used. This reduction is significant, given that the room had a 54% greater usage rate while Indigo-Clean was in use, as compared to the baseline period. Read the entire case study here.