Rotarians Help Little Falls Hospital Purchase UV Equipment
The Little Falls Rotary Club presented a gift check of $1,000 to Little Falls Hospital (LFH) this month, as well as a letter promising five additional payments of $500 in the months to come. The funds will go towards ultraviolet sterilization equipment for the hospital.
When used correctly, certain wavelengths of ultraviolet (UV) light can kill bacteria and inactivate viruses. It has been used to disinfect water, air, and the surfaces of objects for over a century. It has become increasingly common in hospitals recent years — especially since it was found effective at inactivating the virus that causes COVID-19.
Ben Everidge, senior vice president and chief development officer of Bassett Healthcare network, accepted the check on behalf of the hospital. LFH infection control coordinator Patty Seifried and executive assistant Alicia Seeley were also in attendance representing the hospital, as was Everidge's wife, Nan.