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‘Eye-opening’ OR Webinar Receives High Marks

The February 20 OR Today webinar sponsored by RepScrubs was described as “very interesting” and “eye-opening” by more than one attendee. The session “OR Food for Thought – LITERALLY! What Are We Bringing Into Our ORs and Why?” was presented by Dr. John Kutz, FACS,...

Study: UV Technology Raises the Standard in Disinfecting ORs

Ultraviolet (UV) technology developed by the New York-based firm PurpleSun Inc. eliminates more than 96 percent of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs) and on medical equipment, compared to 38 percent using manual cleaning methods that rely on chemicals to disinfect...

Agiliti Acquires Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc.

Agiliti Inc. has acquired Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc., the third largest provider, by revenue, of surgical equipment repair services to the U.S. health care industry. The transaction was priced at 11x the company’s 2019 Adjusted EBITDA. “Mobile...

Northwell to Open 4 Cardiac Catheterization Labs

Three Northwell Health facilities – Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and Plainview Hospital – have received approval this month from the New York State Health and Health Planning Council to establish cardiac catheterization labs,...

Halyard and Belintra Smart-Fold Steri-System

The Halyard and Belintra Smart-Fold Sterisystem is a unique sterilization packaging, transport and storage solution, designed to reduce the risk of tears, cuts and holes in wrapped instrument trays. Smart-Fold, with its proprietary manufacturing and superior bacterial filtration, along with the Sterisystem’s stainless steel instrument baskets, shelves and transport carts, safeguard the sterility of instruments with only two touchpoints during handling, transport and storage after sterilization until use in the OR. Additionally, the system enhances organization allowing for simpler, faster storage and access to the right instruments at the right time.

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