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Lafayette General Medical Center Unveils Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots


New technology destroys deadly pathogens and bacteria lurking on
hospital surfaces

General Medical Center
(LGMC) is the first hospital in Acadiana to
use Xenex LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping
™ to enhance environmental cleanliness by disinfecting and
destroying hard-to-kill germs, bacteria and superbugs in hard-to-clean
places. LGMC joins innovative hospitals such as the Mayo Clinic, MD
Anderson Cancer Center and Stanford Hospital, which were early adopters
of the new

"As a healthcare leader in Acadiana, the Xenex system furthers our
commitment to quality and patient safety," said Patrick Gandy, CEO of
LGMC. "The germ-zapping robots have been an invaluable supplement to our
outstanding environmental services team. We understand that as superbugs
have evolved, it is necessary for our methods of disinfecting to evolve
as well."

The portable disinfection system is effective
against even the most dangerous pathogens, including Clostridium
(C.diff), norovirus, influenza, Ebola and
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as
MRSA. The five Xenex robots were named by employees. Walt, Daisy, Cindy,
Randy and R2Clean2, use pulsed
xenon ultraviolet
(UV) light to quickly destroy bacteria, viruses,
fungi and bacterial spores.

"We are excited to partner with Lafayette General Medical
Center. Hospitals using our technology for room disinfection
have reported lower
infection rates,
which enhances patient safety," said Morris Miller,
CEO of Xenex. Miller has a personal connection to Lafayette as an
investor and board member for

The portable Xenex system can disinfect a typical patient room or
operating room in 10-15 minutes without warm-up or cool-down times. At
LGMC, when a patient is discharged or transferred from a room, an
environmental services (EVS) employee will manually disinfect the room
with mops, rags, disinfectant, etc. After the manual cleaning takes
place an EVS manager will roll the robot into the patient room. The
robot is then left alone in the room to perform three 5-minute light
cycles. They also perform two 10-minute cycles in each operating room
every night.

These Wi-Fi- and cellular-enabled machines are already killing bugs in
more than 400 hospitals across North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

"In infection prevention, our goal is to provide a clean, safe
environment for our patients, their families and our employees," said
Gandy. "This is a revolutionary system that provides a second layer of
protection after a room is cleaned and sanitized. We are excited to
introduce this technology to Lafayette and our patients."

About Lafayette General Medical Center

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) boasts a total of 475 beds,
including 366 staffed beds at its main campus, 85 at its LG Ortho campus
and 24 at the behavioral health unit. LGMC's main campus is the largest
full-service, acute-care medical center in the 10-parish area of
Acadiana. LGMC provides families with comprehensive medical services at
every level of care.

Lafayette General has the busiest emergency department in Acadiana and
handles the highest level of trauma in the region. The main campus's
34-bed adult intensive care unit (ICU) is staffed 24/7 by intensivists
(physicians specializing in critical care), while the 31-bed neonatal
intensive care unit (NICU) boasts benchmark status in Key Performance
Indicators by the Vermont Oxford Network.

The Medical Center evolved from Lafayette Sanitarium, a six-bed facility
that opened in 1911, and has been a leader in healthcare throughout its
existence. Over the years, LGMC has expanded its services and facilities
to meet the community's growing needs, having been named a Center of
Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology and in Neuroscience, as well
as having the distinction as an Accredited Cancer Program with
Commendation, Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center, Disease-Specific
Care Certification for Joint Replacement Hip, Knee and Shoulder and
Accredited Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. A leader in
technology, LGMC was the first to bring the da Vinci®
(a robotic surgical system), CyberKnife® (a stereotactic
radiosurgery system), MAKO® robotic-arm (an orthopedic
surgery robotic arm), Medtronic O-Arm (a surgical imaging system) and
BrightMatter Servo Solution (a GPS-like brain surgery system) to

LGMC became a major teaching hospital on July 1, 2013 through a
partnership with LSU School of Medicine. Lafayette General Medical
Center is recognized by federal and state tax laws as a 501c(3)
not-for-profit corporation. As a community-owned and managed hospital,
all decisions are made locally by an experienced administrative team and
a volunteer Membership Corporation and Board of Trustees. For more
information about LGMC and its affiliates, visit

Xenex Disinfection Services

Xenex's patented Full SpectrumTM pulsed xenon UV room
disinfection system is used for the advanced disinfection of healthcare
facilities. Due to its speed and ease of use, the Xenex system has
proven to integrate smoothly into hospital cleaning operations. Xenex's
mission is to save lives and reduce suffering by destroying the deadly
microorganisms that cause hospital acquired infections (HAIs). The
company is backed by well-known investors that include EW Healthcare
Partners, Piper Jaffray Merchant Services, Malin Corporation, Battery
Ventures, Tectonic Ventures, Targeted Technology Fund II and RK
Ventures. For more information, visit

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