How one ASC reduced infection rates while adding total joint procedures

Springfield (Ill.) Clinic's ASC and endoscopy center expanded its services to include outpatient joint replacement procedures such as total knee and shoulder replacements.

Here are the key details:

1. The ASC also installed a Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot that is used to disinfect operating rooms. The robot works by using UV light to kill bacteria.

2. The LightStrike robot has been shown in clinical trials to reduce the rate of infections by 46 to 100 percent.

3. The Springfield ASC has an infection rate of less than 1 percent and has received the highest scores for quality from the AAAHC.

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