Surgically Clean Air Makes Hospital Laboratory Air Healthier for the Medical Staff
Named for Dr. William Osler, a Canadian physician and one of the most influential figures in the history of modern medicine, the William Osler Health System is one of the largest hospital corporations in the Canadian province of Ontario. With a healthcare team of more than 900 physicians, 4,300 staff and 1,000 volunteers, it provides over 900,000 residents.
In 2015, William Osler Hospital wanted to improve air health in the Microbiology and Histology departments. In the Histology department, medical workers use microscopes to examine samples of whole tissues taken from ill patients.
In Microbiology labs, medical staff are primarily involved in culturing, examining, and identifying living microorganisms growing inside patients. In both types of labs, the medical workers are exposed to airborne contaminants from the human samples themselves and the chemicals they use to prepare and preserve the tissue samples and microorganisms.
William Osler Hospital purchased several commercial grade Surgically Clean Air purifiers in each of their Microbiology and Histology labs.
Given their square footage in these medically hazardous environments, the Surgically Clean Air purifiers could provide each laboratory with multiple air changes per hour, creating fresher and healthier air for the staff to breathe.