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Cary Medical Center adds new cleaning technology

CARIBOU, Maine — Cary Medical Center has added new technology that provides advanced disinfecting capability and creates a safer environment for patients during the COVID pandemic.

Victory Sprayers with Electrostatic Technology, distributed by P&E Distributors of Van Buren, offers a highly effective disinfection method. Tracie Papsadora, director of customer service and hospitality at Cary said that the recent purchase will supplement the efforts of housekeeping staff.

“We are using up-to-date technology to ensure that we are disinfecting as thoroughly and frequently as possible,” said Papsadora who took on her management role earlier this year. “Electrostatic disinfecting allows us to implement some of the best disinfecting processes to reassure patients and families that we are doing everything in our ability to provide a clean and safe environment.”

Housekeeping staff at Cary have been oriented to the new technology which allows a cleaning solution to be applied through a uniquely designed sprayer wrapping the solution around hard to reach areas like handrails and grab bars to ensure complete disinfection. 

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the hospital has redoubled its efforts to create a safe, clean environment. All hospital staff, patients and visitors are screened upon entering the hospital and staff is required to wear masks throughout their shifts, maintain social distancing whenever possible and wash their hands frequently. Regen Gallagher, D.O., chief medical officer at Cary stated that with the potential for another wave of the virus combined with the risk of flu, the hospital is reinforcing guidelines and continuing to remind hospital staff and the public to remain vigilant.

“Having this advanced cleaning technology is a real benefit to our disinfecting efforts,” she said.  “However, holding back this virus is literally in our own hands. Frequent hand washing, wearing masks and social distancing provide our best protection.”

Cary Medical Center continues to update its website with the latest in COVID-19 testing, visitation policies and other information. Visit carymedicalcenter.org for additional information.

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