Enhancing COVID-19 Safety For Our Patients: Introducing The LightStrike Robot At Arkansas Heart Hospital

Better COVID-19 Safety Precautions | Arkansas Heart Hospital

Providing a safe place for our patients to get healthy has always been our top priority, which is why we’ve gone to great lengths to keep our facilities as safe and clean as possible since the start of the pandemic. We’re taking our precautions a step further by introducing the LightStrike robot, the first and only disinfection technology proven to kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.

Arkansas Heart Hospital is the first health care facility in Little Rock to use the LightStrike robot, a device that can kill the virus in just two minutes. The robot runs in five-minute cycles and can disinfect an entire patient room in 10-15 minutes. It can be used in any area of the hospital – from offices to operating rooms and any public spaces that need to be disinfected. Every area is cleaned by Support Services personnel, and once the room is visually cleaned, the robot destroys the pathogens that are invisible to the naked eye.

“Our goal has always been to provide the safest possible healing environment for our patients. Arkansas Heart Hospital already has a comprehensive infection prevention program in place, and we are very excited about adding this robot to our infection prevention bundle,” said Dr. Bruce Murphy. “Our hospital has always been a technology leader, so we felt this was a necessary move to help fight the spread of COVID-19.”

To see the robot in action, check out KARK’s coverage of how the robot sanitizes patient rooms in minutes.

You can learn more about our current COVID-19 safety precautions here. If you are concerned about routine checkups or emergency visits, read our previous post on whether or not you should go to the hospital.