August 31, 2020
With funds used from our acquisition of a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant, we were able to purchase two SPACE-1 modular devices that provide patented Focused Multivector Ultraviolet – FMUV technology for treating entire spaces or rooms for the purpose of rapid disinfection in ~100 seconds. This technology will allow us to quickly and efficiently decontaminate common areas and treatment rooms.
PurpleSun was founded with a singular goal: to transform healthcare. They make an impact by building technologies that harness the power of ultraviolet light to create a sustainable solution for improving quality and preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections. According to the Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Luis F Romo, “As COVID 19 cases continue to rise, we have seen an increasing need for healthcare facilities to equip themselves with the necessary tools to safely reopen and focus back on their primary goals of patient care. HCC has proven their commitment to the community by investing in our technology and training their teams to utilize PurpleSun as an additional tool in their normal decontamination practice.”
Maria Siebel, CEO, HealthCare Choices NY, Inc. commented, “At HCC, we are constantly innovating, as evidenced by the fact that we are the only Federally Qualified Healthcare Center utilizing this technology. We are continuously looking for best practices that align with our commitment to the health and safety of our staff, patients and the community. COVID-19 has brought with it many challenges for our community health centers but with the addition of the PurpleSun devices, HCC has provided a greater solution against fighting infection. Our team has put together a comprehensive reopening plan that ensures that we are proactively addressing patient and staff safety to reopen our doors to in-office visits.”
Since 2011, HCC has been a leader in offering culturally-sensitive, integrated primary, behavioral health and substance abuse services, along with dental and other specialty care (podiatry, ophthalmology and neurology). We serve the community including low-income and special populations who currently experience language, cultural, transportation and disability barriers in accessing care. In addition to medical appointments, we are now conducting COVID- 19 and antibody testing as well.
HealthCare Choices NY, Inc. (HCC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that offers a sliding-fee scale for those who qualify. Our mission is to provide effective and reliable primary, multi-specialty, and preventive health care in a personalized and compassionate manner to help people improve the quality of their lives. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit us online at www.HealthCareChoicesNY.org
PurpleSun is a New York based technology company on a mission to transform healthcare and provide sustainable impact for the healthiest environments. In the midst of this COVID-19 crisis, there is light. PurpleSun designs and manufactures hospital grade delivery systems that are user friendly with patented focused ultraviolet light energy to improve germicidal effectiveness and speed – to quickly kill off organisms, as proven by several top publications in the American Journal of Infection Control. To learn more about their products and company, visit them online at: www.PurpleSun.com