Part of multi-million dollar expansion and renovation
CYNTHIANA, Ky. (March 8, 2017) — Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) announced today that the hospital has become the first PūrHospital in Kentucky. That means HMH has completely implement the Pūrgenix technology in all areas of its facility, as well as having the systems annually updated and maintained by the Pūrgenix team.
The Pūrgenix technology installment is part of the multi-million dollar expansion and renovation that HMH has undergone since October 2016 and plans to conclude this spring. The new expansion also includes the addition of private rooms and bathrooms for patients — which continued toward the hospital’s goal of a zero infection rate by adding another barrier to many of the multi-drug-resistant organisms, or superbugs.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, airborne pathogens and bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics in healthcare facilities across the U.S., impacting at least two million people every year. These disease agents are susceptible to being spread through a hospital’s air systems. The PūrHospital installation will result in a safer, healthier environment for patients, visitors and hospital employees.