At the very heart of healthcare lies the safety and well-being of your patients. Therefore, improving patient safety has become a key strategic priority for all healthcare providers. One of the most fundamental components of quality care is safe water.
Since it is such a basic part of providing care, it may be easy to assume that your water is safe. However, harmful bacteria, including Legionella, Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter, Listeria, Salmonella, E.coli, and others can thrive within a building's plumbing system. It is scientifically proven that a building’s water distribution system acts as an incubator by growing and amplifying the bacteria to dangerous levels. In fact, such bacteria in untreated or incompletely treated water systems cause more than 10% of hospital acquired infections (HAIs).
Hospital acquired infections represent an extensive problem in terms of lives lost and a significant expenditure with little to no reimbursement. When you consider treatment costs to be $86,000 (CMS 2007) per infection (modest estimate), taking a proactive stance against waterborne pathogens would represent considerable savings in terms of both lives and money.
"The ionization system is the most reliable, certainly the most cost effective, and something that doesn't require a lot of maintenance and a lot of manpower from my department. To date, it's been 100% cost effective, and we anticipate it to be effective into the future. We've had no positive cultures since the system was turned on"
- John T. Letson Manager, Plant Operations, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Prevent Bacterial Outbreaks
By eliminating the threat of pathogens in water such as Legionella, Acinetobacter, and Pseudomonas, disinfection systems significantly reduce costs for healthcare providers, improve the quality of care and ensure a safer environment. This translates into a better experience for both patients and customers while creating a superior image for your healthcare facility.
Copper Silver Ionization
A Copper Silver Ionization system from LiquiTech is the most effective system for eradicating HAI-causing bacteria in your system.
Long-term studies prove that ionization systems destroy bacteria and the biological matter that can harbor them without the use of harmful chemicals. The LiquiTech® system is completely non-toxic and safe for the environment. Using and maintaining our ionization system requires no special training, and ensures that the system operator is not subjected to the risks of chemical hazards. Implementing a LiquiTech® system offers the opportunity to provide the highest quality to your patients with a minimum of ongoing commitment.