Servco Foundation Donates $15k to The Queen’s Medical Center New Infectious Disease Unit

December 14, 2020

Servco Foundation donated $15k to The Queen’s Medical Center in support of their Infectious Disease Unit (IDU) campaign. The Foundation’s gift was dedicated to equip the IDU/Medical Team with one telemetry monitor and one Controlled Air Purifying Respirator (CAPR), which are both integral to providing high quality patient care and caregiver safety.

The telemetry monitor helps healthcare providers monitor the electrical activity of the patient’s heart for an extended time while the CAPR is anĀ advanced respiratory protection equipment approved by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Hazard (NIOSH) for protection against aerosolised and airborne particulates.

The IDU opened in early October of this year as Queen’s took a proactive step to increase its capacity to care for infectious disease patients. The IDU is modeled after scientifically-proven containment units and sets the standard in airborne and infectious disease control and treatment. Each of the 24 patient rooms will provide the safest environment for patients and caregivers, help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases, and protect the health of the community and staff.

The rooms have also been equipped with new technologies including overhead disinfection lights that automatically turn purple. Although it looks like UV light, it is harmless to humans and the surfaces it falls on. However, as the LED-generated light reflects off of walls and surfaces it slowly penetrates harmful micro-organisms and kills them. Even when the light turns white, disinfection continues at a slower rate.

Read more about Queen’s Medical Center’s Infectious Disease UnitĀ here.