Antelope Valley Hospital Adopts High-Tech Infection Prevention System

Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) has a new weapon against germs: the Surfacide® Helios™ Disinfection System. It is the second hospital in California to strengthen its infection-prevention efforts using Surfacide’s ultra-violet (UV-C) light energy – an evidence-based method of controlling microorganisms.

“Patient safety and satisfaction are our top priorities at Antelope Valley Hospital, and this includes ensuring that every patient room is as sanitized as it can be,” said AVH CEO Dennis Knox. “This amazing technology is just one more way we are putting patients first and offering the best and safest care possible.”




Antelope Valley Hospital Environmental Services Aid Osvaldo Dominguez preps the Surfacide tower for cleaning in a patient room.

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About Antelope Valley Hospital

Celebrating 60 years of caring for the community, Antelope Valley Hospital is located in the city of Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County. The 420-bed district hospital is a Level II trauma center and provides a full array of medical/surgical services, pediatric treatment, NICU, mental health, cancer care and more. More information is available at or by calling 661-949-5000.

About Surfacide

Surfacide, LLC, is the designer and manufacturer of UV-C disinfection systems. Surfacide’s mission is to develop and provide the most effective technology and provide a solution to combat Health Care Acquired Infections (HAIs). Surfacide specializes in providing evidence-based solutions that target the reduction of pathogens and causative agents of infectious diseases with primary focus toward the control of emerging “super bugs” in the healthcare space such as C.diff, CRE, MRSA, VRE, and Acinetobacter.  For more information, visit


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