PARAMUS, NJ and KENOSHA, Wis. (April 28, 2017) – New Century Spine and Outpatient Surgical Institute is the first free-standing surgery center to use Indigo-Clean™ continuous environmental disinfecting operating room light fixtures to help reduce the risk of health care acquired infections.
In fall of 2016, the New Century Spine and Outpatient Surgical Institute opened their new 10,700 square foot multispecialty surgery center, providing surgical and procedural treatments for pain management, dental/oral, plastic, orthopedics, podiatry, neuro/spine, ENT, general surgery, and gynecology. The goal of the Center was not only to provide high-quality patient care in an outpatient setting, but also to provide patients, families and staff a safe environment as soon as they entered the facility. To help meet that goal, the Center installed the latest disinfecting technology throughout the building, including Indigo-Clean lights in their operating rooms. “Our patients trust us to give them safe, quality care, and so it was important for us to build a facility using the most innovative and effective infection prevention technologies,” said Thomas Ragukonis, MD, Medical Director “We chose to invest in Indigo-Clean for our operating room lighting not only because of the proven high antimicrobic rates, but we appreciated the ease of use, and the ability to continuously disinfect our operating rooms without any downtime. That translates into more procedures and more revenue for us.”