Germ-Zapping Robots Help Fight Superbugs

CcqzgxDWEAAvMZGHundreds 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.

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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