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Large Southwest Hospital Kills Harmful Bacteria Using Jan-Pro EnviroShield System


Mar 11, 2013

100% disinfection coverage within minutes - St. Joseph’s Hospital and Oakwood Call Center, both in Phoenix, are both open 24 hours a day. To protect patients and employees from harmful bacteria, neither can afford to shut down to clean. Jan-Pro’s EnviroShield Disinfecting System was chosen for its effectiveness, as well as ease of application.

September 7, 2010 — Jan-Pro International, Inc. (Jan-Pro), a global leader in commercial cleaning, announced today that their unique EnviroShield Spray Disinfecting System, used to kill harmful bacteria including invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections, has expanded its use into two very important areas – hospitals and large call centers.

St. Joseph’s Hospital , part of Catholic Healthcare West, one of the largest healthcare systems in the West, operates a large 750-bed hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. A busy medical center, with thousands of people bustling about every day, St. Joseph’s is open 24/7. An environment, which left untreated could be a source for harmful bacteria, including MRSA.

Maurice Croteau, St. Joseph’s Supervisor for Environmental Services, is charged with the task of disinfecting the sizable medical center. After carefully evaluating disinfectants, Croteau picked the Jan-Pro EnviroShield System. “Most disinfectants contain soap and leave a sticky film that needs to be wiped down. EnviroShield is the only disinfectant I’ve seen that kills the harmful bacteria and leaves no residue,” said Mr. Croteau. “The disinfection takes place in minutes. This is very important to us as the hospital has so many areas, waiting rooms, treatment areas, doctor’s offices, that we simply can’t shut down to clean.”

With the EnviroShield Spray System by Jan-Pro, disinfectant actually surrounds and clings to all surfaces and hard-to-reach crevices, achieving 100% disinfection coverage. Entire surfaces are disinfected in literally minutes.

“I am amazed at EnviroShield’s ability to work on all surfaces. It does not leave a moist film, even on fabric chairs or keyboards,” continued Croteau. “It offers disinfection coverage with the most complete encapsulation system that I have seen, and that is important in a hospital application.”

The Oakwood Call Center in Phoenix is part of a worldwide temporary housing company. The large facility houses the company’s call center and billing offices. Offices are disinfected with the Jan-Pro EnviroShield System, which is applied without disrupting the 24/7 business hours.

“The main reason that Oakwood decided to use Jan-Pro’s EnviroShield Spray System was to protect employees from infectious diseases. And since our call center is open 24 hours a day, we can’t shut down while spray is being applied,” said Penny Reese, Accounts Payable/Receivable. “EnviroShield covers every surface and dries within minutes. We know our employees feel protected while they’re here, a safe, pleasing environment.”

With over 18,000 hospitals in the world, and call centers operating globally, the need to control the spread of harmful bacteria, contaminants and disease is great. According to MRSA Survivors Network, more Americans die annually from deadly MRSA Infections than from HIV/AIDS, H1N1 influenza and Parkinson's disease.

“We are pleased that hospitals like St. Joseph, and Call Centers like Oakwood are choosing to disinfect with EnviroShield,” said Rich Kissane, President & CEO, Jan-Pro. “EnviroShield meets all EPA requirements for Toxicity Category IV - no harmful dermal, ocular, inhalation or ingestion effects. It’s the powerful solution to killing harmful contaminants, and yet it’s environmentally safe and requires no special handling. This is a unique product for today.”

About Jan-Pro International, Inc.
Jan-Pro was founded in 1991 by Jacques Lapointe in Providence, Rhode Island, with a desire to offer the highest quality cleaning techniques and systems available. Currently, the Jan-Pro team is comprised of business leaders with experience around the world, as well as seasoned cleaning industry executives. Today, company structure is comprised of Master and Unit franchisees. Jan-Pro regularly receives inquiries from around the world. Entrepreneur Magazine has cited the company as “the #1 fastest growing franchise” in 2008, 2009 and 2010, an honor never before achieved in the history of the award.

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