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The future is now at Edward Hospital

Published: Monday, June 23, 2014 1:49 p.m. CST

NAPERVILLE – Edward Hospital housekeeping staff member Ruth Zermeno prepares a Xenex disinfecting robot for use in a pediatric patient room.

The robots, nicknamed Snap, Crackle and Pop by hospital employees, kill deadly bacteria and superbugs, including the MERS virus, with pulsing ultraviolet C light. They are used in patient rooms, operating rooms and support areas. Cleanings typically take 10 to 15 minutes.

For more information, visit www.edward.org/patientsafety.

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