Hundreds of rooms. More than 350 beds. And all of it requires daily cleaning. Every day, Environmental Services staff members at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) work to disinfect every surface. In doing so, the team plays a crucial behind-the-scenes role in preventing infections and keeping patients safe.
Now, on top of scrubbing, spraying, mopping and wiping, the team can add another action—zapping. “We arm our doctors and nurses with high-tech tools and surgical robots, and now we’re doing the same for those on the front line of our battle against infections,” says Jill Hoffman, M.D., a pediatric infectious disease specialist and medical director of Infection Prevention and Control at CHLA.