Brandywine Hospital Expands Its Pandemic-Fighting Efforts with Virus-Killing Robot

Kimberly McGuane
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To ensure access to behavioral health treatment is readily available during the coronavirus outbreak, Brandywine Hospital has added a virus-killing robot that uses ultraviolet energy to sanitize surfaces to the list of its pandemic-fighting efforts, writes Marlene Lang for West Chester Patch.

Brandywine Hospital added the robot to ensure people and their loved ones who are struggling during the pandemic have access to the services they need in a safe and clean environment.

“Now, more than ever, many people are in need of behavioral health services,” said Brandywine Hospital Interim CEO Vik Acharya. “The Brandywine Behavioral Health team is here for our community and willing to help individuals with any challenges they may be facing during these difficult times.”

The virus-killing robot is being used in operating rooms, the Emergency Department, and the Behavioral Health Pavilion, as well as within other patient areas.

In addition to the robot, the healthcare provider has adopted several other protocols in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. These include improved social distancing in patient care areas, rigorous cleaning and disinfecting procedures throughout the facility, COVID-19 screenings for caregivers and patients, and the requirement to wear face masks for patients and staff.

Read more about Brandywine Hospital from West Chester Patch here.

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