Why American Ultraviolet for Healthcare

Why UVC for Healthcare Environments

The increase of healthcare associated infections, also known as hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), and Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) has led to much discussion, and many reviews, of standard hospital cleaning protocols. The Infection Control Practitioner, along with other Environmental Services Groups, have been tasked to formulate plans and follow established protocols designed to reduce, and even eliminate, harmful pathogens within their respective hospital environments. Goals include targeting and maintaining zero infections in healthcare sites.

Statistics of deaths from HAIs are frightening, with an estimated annual death rate of 90,000 recorded patients, not to mention the overwhelming cost involved to treat patients with infections. Having enough time for effective environmental cleaning is also challenging, and often so restricted that terminally cleaning patient rooms and surgical suites is often very difficult.

Why American Ultraviolet Solutions for Healthcare Environments

In 1960 American Ultraviolet began providing healthcare institutions with ultraviolet germicidal disinfection equipment designed specifically to control the spread of airborne tuberculosis. The TB Series wall mount fixture, and other Upper Air UV Light Disinfection Solutions we design and manufacture, specifically for continuous upper air UVC irradiation, are still in in use today, more than a half-century later. These trusted ultraviolet light fixtures effectively control the spread of airborne microorganisms and bio-aerosols in hospitals, prisons, clinics, laboratories, clean rooms, government buildings, and many other environments - any place a concern for disinfection exists.

American Ultraviolet also manufactures a series of Mobile UVC Solutions, including the ARTZ 2.0®, MRS®, and Blade™, for appropriate applications. Because we designed our first mobile UV solution in 1984, we have tremendous experience in this area - experience we believe will be very valuable to you and your institution.

Whether you require a mobile solution, like the data-logging, touch tablet-controlled, ARTZ 2.0®, or a smaller MRS system; the handheld, lightweight, Blade; or a more permanent solution, like the OR Package, you can trust that American Ultraviolet provides the most affordable, efficient, and effective UV light disinfection solutions for reducing unwanted surface and airborne microbes in all healthcare environments, with a particular focus placed on infection control and prevention.


Within minutes our UV disinfection lamps reduce pathogens and multidrug resistant organism which include:

  1. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  2. Clostridium difficile – spore forming bacteria
  3. Acinetobacter baumannii
  4. Vancomycin resistant enterococcus (VRE)
  5. Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase Producers (ESBL) – gram negative bacteria
  6. Influenza virus (Avian, Influenza A)
  7. Other bacteria, virus, or fungi (please contact American Ultraviolet regarding microbes of specific interest not listed above)

Since 1960 American Ultraviolet has offered the most complete portfolio of UVC germicidal products designed to reduce, and even eliminate, harmful pathogens within their respective healthcare environments. And we proudly manufacture all of our UV light disinfection products in the U.S.A.

Review the ATS Labs Report on the Evaluation of Antimicrobial Effectiveness of a UVC Generating Device on Hard Nonporous Surfaces (MRSA and C. Diff). Learn More