Newton, NC – Carolina Caring, a leader in serious illness care, is the first company of its kind in the region to adopt LightStrike™, a disinfection robot proven toCarolina Caring Deploys Robot destroy SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Deactivating the virus on surfaces helps to protect healthcare workers and patients by decreasing the risk of disease transmission. The technology will be used at Carolina Caring’s Catawba Valley Hospice House in Newton, NC.

As the leader in ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection for healthcare facilities, LightStrike robots have been deployed in more than 800 healthcare facilities around the world, including the Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Stanford University Health Care, Henry Ford Health System, and Carolina Caring. By using bursts of high-intensity, broad spectrum UV light, Xenex LightStrike robots quickly deactivate viruses, bacteria and spores where they are most vulnerable without damaging other materials and equipment.

“When COVID began to impact the world, we sought powerful infection prevention tools to supplement our environmental disinfection efforts,” says Dave Cook, President and CEO of Carolina Caring. “The innovative LightStrike™ robot is a game-changing technology-based solution that helps keep our facilities and patients safe by destroying viruses and bacteria.”

Carolina Caring, founded in 1979, is an independent, community-based, nonprofit health care provider. It specializes in programs that offer relief from chronic conditions, serious illnesses, and the challenges they bring, including palliative medicine, hospice care, and grief counseling. Currently, Carolina Caring serves 12 counties across western North Carolina and the Piedmont. For more information about Carolina Caring, please call 828.466.0466 or visit Photo: LightStrick™ Robot