Jamestown, ND, May 18, 2018 — More than 80 elementary students welcomed R.O.S.I.E. Thursday at Jamestown Regional Medical Center.
R.O.S.I.E. is a Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping robot. She kills germs that are difficult to disinfect and difficult to treat.
Bacteria and other germs can be found everywhere – offices, schools, skilled nursing facilities and even hospitals. Despite efforts to clean, superbugs like MRSA and C.diff are resistant to chemicals and common cleaning practices. Superbugs are often antibiotic resistant as well.
Each year these drug-resistant bacteria infect more than 2 million people nationwide, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
That is why Jamestown Regional Medical Center continues to invest in ways to enhance patient care and safety.
R.O.S.I.E. pulses environmentally friendly xenon ultraviolet (UV) light and destroys microscopic pathogens that may be lurking on hospital surfaces quickly. R.O.S.I.E. enhances environmental cleanliness by destroying hard-to-kill germs, bacteria and superbugs in hard-to-clean places. JRMC will use R.O.S.I.E. in its operating rooms and patient care areas as an added step to reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections.
More than 80 kindergarten, second and fifth grade students from Lincoln, Washington and Gussner Public Schools celebrated R.O.S.I.E.’s arrival on Thursday, May 17. R.O.S.I.E. stands for “Robot Offering Safe Ideal Environment.”