TOMI Environmental Solutions, a specialist in disinfection and decontamination utilising its premier Binary Ionization Technology (BIT) platform through the manufacturing, licensing, servicing, and selling of its SteraMist brand of products - a hydrogen peroxidebased mist and fog - has announced that the Los Angeles County – USC (LAC+USC) Medical Center has enlisted the help of TOMI’s iHP Service as their final step in the remediation of mold that had appeared within a critical area of the facility.
Health officials forced the LAC+USC Medical Center to halt surgeries and various other medical procedures after water-based mold contamination had compromised the Central Sterile Processing room – an area specifically designated for equipment sterilisation. Upon the discovery of water damage within the room, the hospital, one of the largest in the country, relocated equipment sterilization efforts to sister facilities and immediately began to focus on remediation efforts. With SteraMist maintaining a proven track record in the hospital-healthcare division, LAC+USC ultimately contracted TOMI to provide emergency iHP decontamination service and restore the facility back to maximum efficiency.
TOMI provided certified technicians, SteraMist equipment and BIT solution, and all necessary equipment to decontaminate the remediated space in order to ensure minimal downtime and resume medical services. Dr. Halden Shane, CEO, stated, "I am happy we had the opportunity to assist the County of Los Angeles with the emergency decontamination service at one of the largest public hospitals in the United States. After the successful mold remediation and our decontamination service the facility was up and running again. It was the perfect opportunity again to showcase the versatility of SteraMist technology, the rapid response and efficacy of our expert iHP service team resulted in helping the community to get one of its most important hospitals back in full operation. This was the second-high profile medical center decontamination job that SteraMist was used on this year, the other was assisting another hospital in reopening their Operating Rooms after an aspergillus outbreak."