Samsung and Clean Remote Offer Free, Easily Sanitized TV Remote with Every New Healthcare TV

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Part of Samsung’s commitment to healthcare: Clean Remotes help healthcare facilities provide a cleaner remote control for their patients and staff

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With the healthcare system focused on reducing viruses found on high-touch areas, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is partnering with Tampa-based Clean Remote LLC to offer a cleaner, easier-to-sanitize TV remote control for healthcare facilities. This program provides a free, Clean Remote to every healthcare facility in the United States, when they purchase a commercial-grade Samsung TV. This program is especially designed to support hospitals, assisted living, rehabilitations centers, clinics and other healthcare facilities.

“Samsung is focused on providing healthcare facilities and organizations with technology solutions and tools that allow them to improve their safety protocols,” said Ken Honeycutt, Senior Business Manager for Healthcare Technology, Samsung. “Offering the easy-to-sanitize Clean Remotes, bundled with our Samsung healthcare and hospitality TVs for our partners, is another step we are taking to prioritize the well-being of patients and essential health workers.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that healthcare and hospitality facilities clean and disinfect remote controls daily. Scientific studies have identified TV remotes as a leading carrier of bacteria, such as MRSA, and VRE. Television remotes are among the most handled items in a patient or guest room, making them a point of focus for facilities battling against Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI). This is especially true for Senior Care, Assisted Living and Rehabilitation facilities that provide long term care for vulnerable individuals.

“Clean Remotes were developed because standard remotes are nearly impossible to sanitize,” said Clean Remote LLC President Michael Monsky. “Patients spend so much time holding their remotes. They are often in their hands while they eat in their bed and when sleeping. Traditional remote controls have raised buttons that create gaps and crevices which can become a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. By contrast, we designed Clean Remote’s with a sealed, smooth, non-porous surface that is easily cleaned. Our mission is to provide a Cleaner TV Remote solution that is simple for the patient, easy for the staff, and cost-effective for the facility.”

Clean Remotes operate all Samsung Healthcare Grade and Hospitality Grade TV’s with no setup required beyond loading the batteries. The remotes feature a simple layout with large, easily visible keys. With more than 14 million Clean Remotes sold, they are a proven solution for any healthcare organization looking for a cleaner option. Clean Remotes are widely used in many of the foremost healthcare and hospitality facilities, hotels, and cruise lines.

“They are very reliable, easy to wipe down, and most importantly easy to program,” said Enrique Lopez, Plants and Operations Manager, Salerno Bay Health and Rehabilitation. “We, in fact, have trained our CNA’s to program them to ease the burden on us.”

For more information on how to participate in the program, see http://www.cleanremote.com/samsung.

About Samsung:
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. Samsung offers a diverse line of technology solutions, integration and operational services for sports, live events and entertainment venues, digital signage and billboards, spectaculars and gaming, and electronic message center displays. Samsung has deployed thousands of displays worldwide, including some of the largest, most complex and recognizable LED video displays installations in the world, including professional venues: M&T Bank Stadium, Chase Center, State Farm Arena, Rogers Place, Vivint Smart Home Arena and Spectrum Center, and collegiate sports at Utah State University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, and several others. Further Samsung has installed multiple high-profile displays, including those along the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and throughout Times Square in New York City, including the recent renovation of iconic One Times Square. PRISMVIEW, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics America, manages the design, supply, manufacturing and custom installation of each major project. To discover more about Samsung, please visit http://www.samsung.com/us/business. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.

About Clean Remote LLC:
Based in Tampa, FL, since 2001, Clean Remote LLC manufactures the No. 1 selling replacement TV remote for the hospitality and healthcare industry. Clean Remotes automatically synch with almost all TV brands. The remotes also control most cable TV set-top boxes as well as hotel and healthcare TV systems. Clean Remotes are designed to be the “Safer Solution;” they can be easily sanitized to help reduce the threat of germs and bacteria. Clean Remotes are distributed globally by leading hospitality and healthcare distributors and can be found in more than 500,000 guest and patients’ rooms. For more information, please visit http://www.cleanremote.com.

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