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Keeping Hospitals Safe: A Success Story with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital 

When Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford opened its doors in 1991, it was met with an unexpected challenge: Legionella bacteria in the building’s water system. Despite the hospital’s best efforts, traditional disinfection methods failed to control the problem, which led to two tragic patient deaths. 

The hospital turned to LiquiTech and the LiquiTech® Copper-Silver Ionization System, an environmentally friendly and safe method to control Legionella, was quickly installed. 

Following the installation, several days of rigorous system flushing, monitoring, and water testing took place until Legionella was no longer detected. 

For over 30 years, the hospital’s water supply has been completely free of Legionella due to continuous monitoring, predictive services, and collaboration on interventions by LiquiTech.

As Michael Zader, the hospital’s Administration Director, points out, “We’ve been waterborne pathogen-free since partnering with LiquiTech in 1991”. 

This success story emphasizes the importance of embracing innovative solutions when traditional methods fall short and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s mission to keep their hospital environment safe. Read the full case study here

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