Ronald McDonald House of Durham & Wake Receives New UV Technology to Help Maintain Healthy Environment for Patients and Families


DURHAM, N.C.–()–A new device using advanced UVC light technology that eliminates pathogens from the soles of shoes now greets people as they enter and exit Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of Durham. The HealthySole PLUS unit, donated by Collier’s Medical Equipment and HealthySole, is the newest addition to a comprehensive infection prevention program at RMH to ensure patient and family health and safety.

When standing on the device, the soles of visitors’ shoes are scanned with ozone-free UVC light clinically proven to kill up to 99.99 percent of pathogens in just eight seconds. Health facilities nationwide are adopting the units as part of comprehensive overhauls in infection control programs based on lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a meaningful gift for the guest families whose primary concern is their children’s health,” said Oie Osterkamp, Ronald McDonald House executive director. “With medical…

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