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St. Cloud Surgical Center is First ASC in U.S. to Utilize Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot to Disinfect Operating Rooms & Enhance Patient Safety more

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Morningside Ministries at the Manor is the First Skilled Nursing Facility in Texas to Protect Residents with Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot

Morningside Ministries has taken a leap into the future with the installation of a germ-zapping robot in its Skilled Nursing Facility Morningside Ministries at the Manor. The new disinfection system from Xenex Disinfection Services will help eliminate hard-to-kill bugs in hard-to-clean places such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff) and Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Morningside Ministries is the first Skilled Nursing Facility in Texas to use a Xenex germ-zapping robot to protect its residents and staff. Named "Germinator" the robot will destroy hard-to-kill germs in hard-to-clean places such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff) and MRSA. (Photo: Business Wire)

C. diff infections affect more than half a million people each year and are becoming more common in senior adults. After treatment with antibiotics the infection often becomes more severe frequent and difficult to treat. In order to combat and dramatically reduce the risk of C. diff infections as well as many other common health risks Morningside Ministries has become the first Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) in Texas to employ a Xenex germ-killing robot.

While staff cleans each room thoroughly and efficiently harmful bacteria viruses and fungi still linger in some hard-to-reach areas especially those areas where human hands can’t reach. The Xenex robot can then go in as an additional patient safety measure pulsing xenon ultraviolet (UV) light throughout the patient’s room to quickly eliminate all traces of bacterial spores in as little as 5 minutes. The robot blasts UV light that is 25000 times brighter than sunlight penetrating the cell walls of the microorganism and destroying it.

Morningside Ministries has three retirement communities to accommodate and support a wide range of needs for senior adults 55 years and older. Morningside Ministries offers retirement living apartments independent living cottages assisted living memory care rehabilitation and nursing care. Since 1961 Morningside Ministries has been serving the San Antonio senior community and has been recognized as a premiere place to retire by Time magazine and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine.

How it works:
Because the Xenex robot uses UV light it is able to reach every surface of the room without leftover chemical residue. To disinfect a room after standard cleaning procedures are complete resident-care team members wheel the Xenex robot into the room position it beside the bed begin the automated sequence and then leave the room. A sign is placed outside the room warning people not to enter while the robot is in operation and a motion sensor on the robot automatically shuts off the machine if anyone should enter. For optimum results the process is then repeated on the other side of the bed and in the bathroom for a total of 15 minutes to thoroughly clean each room.

“The Xenex germ-zapping robot had an immediate positive impact on our facility and the health of our residents most noticeably in the significant decrease in C. diff infections” said Alvin Loewenberg President of Morningside Ministries. “We are also pleasantly surprised to see a big decrease in respiratory infections with the Xenex robot. Because of the speed of the xenon UV technology one person has easily been able to disinfect an average of 14 rooms per day. It’s making a real difference on the well being of our residents.”

About Morningside Ministries
Morningside Ministries is San Antonio’s oldest and largest not-for profit faith-based senior care organization dedicated with the specific mission of “Caring For Those Who Cared For Us.” Morningside Ministries has served the San Antonio community since 1961 with Morningside Ministries at the Meadows Morningside Ministries at The Manor Morningside Ministries at Chandler Estate and Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs. Today we continue to serve over 900 residents in retirement assisted living nursing and memory care.

About Xenex Healthcare Services
Xenex’s patented pulsed xenon UV room disinfection system is a pesticidal device used for the advanced environmental cleaning of healthcare facilities. The Xenex system has been repeatedly shown to integrate smoothly into hospital cleaning operations because of its speed and ease of use. The Xenex mission is to eliminate bacteria viruses and spores in the patient environment that can cause hospital-acquired infections and to become the new standard method for disinfection in healthcare facilities worldwide. For ore information visit www.xenex.com.

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U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley Adds Xenex Ebola-Zapping Robot to Inventory more

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Sonoma Valley Hospital Acquires Xenex Germ-Killing Robot to Enhance Patient Safety more

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Robot fights germs at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center more

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Xenex updates protocols for germ-zapping robots in response to Ebola threat more

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Germ-zapping robot Gigi sets its sights on Ebola more

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Birmingham's Soluble Therapeutics acquires Seattle company Dilyx Biotechnology more

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Xenex Congratulates Houston Cancer Hospital more

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Biotech firm secures nearly $5 million in funding, is relocating to San Antonio more

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Germ-Zapping Robots Fight C. diff and MRSA at Mercy Health Saint Mary's more

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Xenex Testifies About UV Room Disinfection Technology Effectiveness to U.S. House of Representatives more

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Western Pa. hospitals test robot using ultraviolet rays to kill bacteria more

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Xenex Demonstrates UV Room Cleaning Systemís Effectiveness in Reducing Hospital Acquired Infections more

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FDA grants fast track status to drug DNX-2401 for recurrent Glioblastoma more

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CEO shakeup at San Antonio biotech company StemBioSys more

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BiO2 Medical Enrolls Subjects in the New U.S. FDA Early Feasibility Pilot Study for the Angelģ Catheter more

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ViroXis Gets Approval To Initiate FDA Phase 2 Study For Molluscum Contagiosum more

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Santalis Pharmaceuticals Signs Exclusive License Agreement with Global Pharmaceutical Company to Commercialize OTC Dermatology Products more

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ViroXis Corporation Signs Exclusive License Agreement with Global Pharmaceutical Company to Commercialize an OTC Dermatology Product more

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DNAtrix Awarded $10.8 Million Grant by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas more

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ViroXis Corporation Achieves Key Clinical Milestones more

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There are growing concerns about the threat of an antibiotic crisis caused by the spread of drug-resistant superbugs. Those concerns could result in more