PINEVILLE, KY (Aug. 19, 2011) — Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo, Pineville Mayor Sherwin Rader, along with representatives from Pineville Community Hospital, and Purgenix Incorporated unveiled today Kentucky’s first pure air hospital.
Pineville Community Hospital has installed a patented pure air system that kills or deactivates infectious pathogens in the air and on interior surfaces creating cleaner air quality. The technology was created by Purgenix Inc., and is being installed in healthcare, hospitality, and education industries.
“Pineville Hospital is a shining example of how hospitals in Eastern Kentucky are staying on the cutting edge when it comes to technology,” said Lt. Gov. Mongiardo. “Anything that can be done to improve the quality of care patients receive is a step in the right direction. That includes making sure individuals who come to the hospital are not made sicker by germs lurking among us.”
Pineville Community Hospital is the first facility in Kentucky to install Purgenix’s patented pure air system. The system cleanses the air patients and employees breathe, reducing hospital-acquired infections, employee sick days and energy usage.
“Our staff is aware of the potential for airborne pathogens and how they can bring harm to our community,” said Pineville Hospital CEO Milton Brooks. “By installing this system Pineville Hospital will provide a cleaner, more comfortable environment for our employees, patients and visitors while reducing energy and capital costs.”
“Mr. Brooks and Pineville Community Hospital have set a new standard for patient care and safety in Kentucky by implementing the innovative PurgenixMatrix™ technology," said Sam Perkins, CEO of Purgenix, Inc. “We are proud to work with Pineville Hospital as it demonstrates to the region its energy stewardship.”
Purgenix, Inc. is based in Lexington, Kentucky with offices in Georgia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina and Alabama. For more information go to www.purgenix.com.