UHC uses two new germ-zapping robots in operating rooms


United Hospital Center in Bridgeport added two new robots to its fleet of germ-zapping machines.

The new machines will be used in the operating room and allow the hospital to be the first hospital within five states to use a two minute protocol between operating cases. 

The robots use ultraviolet disinfection technology that has been proven to destroy germs and bacteria. 

The chief quality officer at UHC said that the robots are just one of the tools used to clean the hospital.

“And that’s not all that we do. We also do florescent biomarkers to help train our staff. We go in the room and put a hidden dot in different places to make sure they are hitting and cleaning all those high tough surfaces,” said Dr. Mark Povroznik, chief quality officer.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently ranked UHC as number one in fewest patient complications in the state.

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