Meet Louie...the Xenex germ zapping robot


Germ-Zapping Robot

Meet Louie, our first Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot™, working in our Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center.

To further improve its already low infection rates, Louie will help Springfield Clinic continue to safely destroy deadly pathogens and bacteria that can cause operating room acquired infections. Springfield Clinic is the FIRST outpatient surgery center in Illinois to utilize this technology.

The Xenex robot uses Full-Spectrum™ pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light to quickly and safely destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi and bacterial spores. The portable system is effective against even the most dangerous pathogens, including C. diff, influenza, and MRSA.

In addition to further improving safety, installation of the Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot permits Springfield Clinic’s surgeons to perform longer and more complex surgical cases where infection control is paramount.

The Xenex system can disinfect a typical admitting/recovery bay in five minute cycles without warm-up or cool-down times. Cycle times vary, depending on the size of the room, Springfield Clinic expects the disinfection of a large surgical/procedure suite to be completed in about 16-24 minutes. The Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot has been tested and proven effective using independent lab verification on the most common, dangerous and difficult-to-treat microorganisms. Most important, the Xenex system has been credited by health care facilities across the U.S. for helping reduce their infection rates significantly.