SMH Waiting Rooms host High
Capacity Air Filter
ME - Patients waiting for the treatment in the Emergency
Room at Stephens Memorial Hospital (SMH) will notice
something new in the waiting room this winter. SMH
has two new high capacity air filters for flu season,
one in the ER waiting room, and one in the
"flu/respiratory" waiting area.
3000 Air Purifier is used to circulate the air through a
special HEPA filter to remove microbial airborne
particulates. The machine cleanses the air 12
times per hour and can be likened to a person washing
their hands to reduce skin contamination.
filters and cleanses the air of bacteria, it helps to
prevent infectious diseases; it is a wonderful
resource," says Infection Control Nurse Sharon
filters were acquired through the Central Maine Resource
Center's efforts surrounding infectious diseases and
preventing colds, flu, and the Norwalk virus that has
been in the area over the winter.
Stephens Memorial Hospital is an
affiliate of Western Maine Health, which is part of the
Maine Health® family. Visit Western Maine Health
on the Internet at www.wmhcc.org.