"Not only will HyGreen help Jesse Brown VA Medical Center enhance its efforts to protect patients from hospital-associated infections, it will also help them reduce costs," states XI CEO Craig T. Davenport.
Gainesville, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 11, 2011
Xhale Innovations announced today that its HyGreen Hand Hygiene System was installed at Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center (JBVAMC) in Chicago, IL. This is the first installation of HyGreen into the VA system nationally.
HyGreen is designed to remind healthcare workers to wash their hands. After washing, healthcare workers place their hands under the HyGreen hand wash sensor that sends a wireless "all clean" message to a badge worn by the healthcare worker. A wireless monitor above the patient bed searches for the message. If it's absent, the badge vibrates, to remind the healthcare worker to wash before patient contact. All interactions are recorded in a database providing an objective means of assessment of hand hygiene by Infection Control.
The HyGreen system was designed to reflect guidelines from leading industry experts, including the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Joint Commission. A study on the efficacy of HyGreen will be presented in Dallas at SHEA 2011 in April of this year.
"Not only will HyGreen help Jesse Brown VA Medical Center enhance its efforts to protect patients from hospital-associated infections, it will also help them reduce costs," states XI CEO Craig T. Davenport. "Because infections can extend hospital stays on an average of 8 days, a reduction in infections will mean a reduction in hospital costs."
For more information, contact Elena Casson, Director of Marketing at (877) 574-9473 or email ecasson(at)xhale(dot)com.
About Xhale Innovations, Inc.
Xhale Innovations, Inc. is an innovative technology company whose mission is to improve lives by safeguarding health through technology. Its HyGreen Hand Hygiene product provides hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, doctor’s offices, restaurants and educational institutions with the tools to measure hand hygiene, improve hand hygiene behaviors, increase facility quality and decrease infection control costs.
About the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center is a state-of-the art, 200-bed acute care facility with four community based outpatient clinics. Jesse Brown VAMC provides care to approximately 58,000 enrolled veterans who reside in Chicago and Cook County, Illinois, and in four counties in northwestern Indiana. The medical center’s strategic priority is to be a Provider of Choice for veterans in the Chicago area.